Solved i accidentally turned my programs into paint files

March 15, 2013 at 15:43:48
Specs: Windows 7
i was trying to open a paint file i opened a window and i tried to open it with paint but it turned everything on my whole computer into paint files DA HECK'S HAPPENIN?!

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#1
March 15, 2013 at 19:30:29
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Run the EXE fix from here:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/f...

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#2
March 16, 2013 at 17:47:18
actually a system restore back to before the problem should fix it...

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#3
March 16, 2013 at 17:54:20
System Restore has been known to mess up (it has happened to me). It should cure the issue but the EXE fix is a safer and quicker first option.

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#4
March 16, 2013 at 18:13:05
'System Restore has been known to mess up'
WRONG
That is what system restore is for, and if the restore point does not work, (always) undo it and try another point.

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#5
March 16, 2013 at 19:06:35
'System Restore has been known to mess up'

That statement is NOT wrong. I've been in a situation where restore bungled things so much that I had to undo it and then fix the issue another way. I'm not saying that usually happens but it can and has. I'm surprised you've never run into it.

For this reason applying a simpler fix is the best first option, you can still go for restore if it doesn't work out.

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#6
March 16, 2013 at 19:10:49
'restore bungled things so much that I had to undo it and then fix the issue another way'
you are contradicting yourself...like I said....restore can be undone...

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#7
March 16, 2013 at 19:22:06
There is no contradiction whatsoever in that statement.

I haven't just had to fix the issue I had before restore but a whole lot of other new issues restore and undo produced between them.

Put "System restore messed up my computer" in Google if you think I'm the only one.

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