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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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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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

Individual fixes.
Windows® XP File Association Fixes

The subject user that is having the problem would have to temporarily have full administrator rights to use the fixes.

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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