Most files open in Media player

June 11, 2009 at 03:16:33
Specs: Windows XP
Everytime i try to open some of my files it opens in windows media player and says that it is exe format and that media player does not support it and if i would like to try and run it anyway. I cant run my system restore because it opens like that too. Please help. Avast antivirus isnt detecting anything.

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June 11, 2009 at 05:14:24
GrnBeast, If you're using Windows Vista go to the link below and download the exe file association fix. Follow the Usage instructions.

If you're using Windows XP go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.

If you can't run the file do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

Note: If you can't access the Internet with the problem computer use another computer to download the reg file fix onto a CD, thumb drive, or floppy and transfer the file to the problem computer.

Note that his is the Windows Vista forum and your post shows that you're using Windows XP. That's why I posted sites for exe fixes for both Vista and XP.


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June 11, 2009 at 15:54:58
Oh crap, Yeah i forgot to change that. I am using windows vista. Thank you though i will try it asap.

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