windows xp doesn't recognize .exe files

January 22, 2011 at 16:55:34
Specs: Windows XP
We have 4 users on our desktop. 1 user, without Admin privileges, has lost ability to open MS Office programs, .htt files, and .exe files. "Open with" window comes up.

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#1
January 22, 2011 at 16:58:45
Have run Tune-up utility under the user id with admin privileges which corrected 368 registry problems. The problems still persist under the user id that is having the problem.

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#2
January 22, 2011 at 17:25:49
If that user DOES NOT have other symptoms....

Fix more than one.
Easy File Associations for Windows XP
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_...

Individual fixes.
Windows® XP File Association Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

The subject user that is having the problem would have to temporarily have full administrator rights to use the fixes.
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If the subject user DOES have other symptoms - e.g. the user profile appears to have more things wrong with it than that, and may appear to be severely contaminated, run Malwarebytes in any user profile that has administrator privileges - that user may have crap made by "rogue" anti-malware software makers on their user profile.

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