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Help! My .exe files all converted to Wordpad

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September 9, 2004 12:25:54 PM

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Hi there,

I opened an .exe file in Wordpad on accident and now all
of my .exe files have converted to Wordpad files,
including a dozen or so programs that are supposed to kick
in at startup. Now they just come up as Wordpad docs.

How can I globally change all Wordpad files into .exe
files? In properties, they list as .exe, but they open as
Wordpad and read "This program cannot be run in MS-DOS."

Help!
September 9, 2004 1:56:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Reason is that your file associations has changed.

From the command prompt, type:

1. C:\>assoc|more <enter> --- this tells you the file
associations that are in place

2. C:\>assoc .exe= <enter> ---- this removes the
association on .exe files





>-----Original Message-----
>Hi there,
>
>I opened an .exe file in Wordpad on accident and now all
>of my .exe files have converted to Wordpad files,
>including a dozen or so programs that are supposed to
kick
>in at startup. Now they just come up as Wordpad docs.
>
>How can I globally change all Wordpad files into .exe
>files? In properties, they list as .exe, but they open as
>Wordpad and read "This program cannot be run in MS-DOS."
>
>Help!
>.
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2004 11:41:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

This article describes how to change which program is used to open a file
in Windows 2000. For example, you can specify that files with a certain
extension open automatically in a specific program. You can also modify an
existing file type to change its association with a program.

320033 HOW TO: Change File Associations in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=320033

and the KB article for the aforementioned cmd line method:

SUMMARY
=======
This step-by-step article describes how to use the assoc command to display
and modify file name extension associations on a Microsoft Windows
2000-based computer.
You can view or edit file name extension associations by using the assoc
command or in Windows Explorer when you click Folder Options on the Tools
menu, and then click the File Types tab. The format that is used to
display the file types may differ depending on which method you use. For
example, the "txtfile" file type that is used by the assoc command is
displayed in Windows Explorer as "Text Document".

323526 HOW TO: Use the ASSOC Command to Display and Modify File Name
Extension
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=323526

Elijah Landreth [MSFT]
Microsoft Server Setup Team

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November 10, 2013 4:59:24 PM

:hello: 

Kindly I ask your attention.

Well,

How to reset?

Start/Configurations and type in the search bar Extensions and choos what you need.

At my OS it's Folder Options.

Hopefully I let you known enough, that you will find the answers you seek.

Good luck and have fun doing it.

Best Regards,

MeneerWitte
!