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October 6, 2007, 4:01 pm
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Re: .exe files are not running.
The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry)
file. Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard
disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt. REG files
can be viewed in Notepad. Each of the REG files contains the default
settings for the file extension indicated. For the ZIP file fix, the
download is a REG file, since ZIP's aren't working anyway!
NOTE: If your EXE file associations are corrupted, it can be difficult
to open REGEDIT, or to even import REG files. To work around this,
press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then
hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a
Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter.
Thanks to Nigel Andrews for this tip.
Restore default association for EXE files:
Windows XP File Association Fixes: