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How do i set the default program to open exe files back after i changed it accidentally to notepad ??

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November 4, 2013 5:06:07 AM

I accidentally changed the default program to open exe files to notepad ..!!!
then every thing is messed up...!! i can't even open an internet browser normally ..!!
i don't know where this EXE launcher exist on the computer to set it back the same way ..

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November 4, 2013 6:58:04 AM

Go to the link below and follow the instructions there (ie. download the .reg file they posted and right click on it afterwards and select merge ) -- This is a small file that will reset the default program used to open .exe files back to the original setting and should fix things for you !

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-exe-file-asso...
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November 4, 2013 10:29:09 PM

Thnx a lot ... it worked.
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March 12, 2014 4:56:53 PM

Omg I'm so glad I found this, everywhere people talked about viruses and I knew it was just me that had accidentally setted internet explorer to open every exe file. Imagine google chrome being opened by internet explorer... I was going nuts. Thank you very much!
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