programs are opening with registry editor

August 11, 2012 at 06:36:43
Specs: Windows 7
I have no clue how to fix this. I tried to have one of my files open with a new program I downloaded and then i tried to get to the registry and I somehow got all my files to open with the registry editor.

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#1
August 11, 2012 at 06:40:34
Probably this will help you:

http://sunny22.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/exe-not-opening/

Post back if you need further assistance.

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#2
August 11, 2012 at 07:41:22
that didn't work. As soon as I pressed the command prompt, it asked do you want the following program to make changes and then it wouldn't let me get to it. I don't know what to do

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#3
August 11, 2012 at 08:02:52
OK, try this:

Open Start menu and write 'regedit'. Assuming you can access regedit, you can then follow the steps given on the website.

"navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
In right-side pane, change value of Default key to exefile

Now navigate:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command
In right-side pane, change value of Default key to:
“%1″ %*"

In case that doesn`t work, you can perform a system restore to a date when the PC was OK.

Post back the results.

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#4
August 11, 2012 at 08:16:19
I can't even get to either of them.

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#5
August 11, 2012 at 08:26:56
Which file extensions are affected by this problem? Here is a .com file which should execute properly, assuming that only .exe files are unable to open.

http://www.winhelponline.com/exefix...

If this fails, try to open command.com from start menu, and post back what happens.

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#6
August 11, 2012 at 08:36:32
still not working. It keeps asking for permissions for changes and then says it can't be done

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#7
August 11, 2012 at 08:53:05
Did you manage to open command.com file from start menu? (note that you need to select the file from the list which appears above the start button).

If so, open the command.com file and execute the following code, writing one command at time.

cd C:\Windows\system32

copy regedt32.exe regedt32.com

Now go to C:\Windows\system32, and locate the file 'regedt.com'. Try to execute it and see if regedit opens up.

Post back the results.

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#8
August 11, 2012 at 17:13:34
okay I got to regedit but that didn't really do much.

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#9
August 11, 2012 at 17:57:53
Not sure what you meant by didn't really do much

If you got regedit to open then you could follow what was given in response #3.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
August 12, 2012 at 03:55:11
Yes. That is what I intended to suggest at this point.

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