|Good work folks.. we're almost there...|
Tufenuf, the Reg File Association and Exefix seemed to stick... at the very least, Regedit told me that were successfully installed into the registry. The other good thing is that Regedit will now open with the old Start, Run procedure.
A number of EXE's on the desktop and elsewhere are now back with their old icons and a number of startup programs that had quit starting because of the problem, are now starting. However, whenever I double click on exe's, and some LNK (links) on desktop.. with the exception of some... the windows Calculator program starts instead. I looked under Folder Options, File Types, to see if the calculator really is set up to open up LNK and it appears that its not.
The .reg file that contains my last registry backup still does not want to be added to the registry. I get the same error...
Cannot import 'file name' Error Accessing the registry