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Can't open programs..

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    Can't open programs..


    Hey all.
    I cannot open programs from my Windows 8 desktop..

    I uninstalled a few game programs and such today along with a couple of Java programs and ever since if I am correct it's some how done something to my desktop which has stopped me from opening my programs from my Windows 8 desktop.

    I also deleted a file or two from my Program Files.
    What could this be?

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    Should I go back to my latest backup and see if this works again or is there an easier solution?
    Thank you.

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    Try this, see if it fixes it for you. You want to restore .exe action.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by DatGuyAsh View Post
    Hey all.
    I cannot open programs from my Windows 8 desktop..

    I uninstalled a few game programs and such today along with a couple of Java programs and ever since if I am correct it's some how done something to my desktop which has stopped me from opening my programs from my Windows 8 desktop.

    I also deleted a file or two from my Program Files.
    What could this be?

    Click image for larger version

    Should I go back to my latest backup and see if this works again or is there an easier solution?
    Thank you.
    Well this is why we make them back up images, you obviously deleted a needed file and restoring a back up image should solve your problem. Option 2 search around and try to find which file was needed that you deleted and restore that file maybe that would fix you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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