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Old 05-14-2011, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay well i somehow (no idea how) managed to set ALLLL of my programs (.exe's) to be opened by default from a another program. Yes i know it was dumb, but i didnt know what i did. So ther just HAS to be some way to make it go back to default again. Or if i can just open it in some different way? And i dont know it this makes a difference but i have WinRAR and 7Zip installed on my computer. (I say this because it might limit and/or restrict some options when right clicking something). All HELP is appreciated.

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Old 05-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A. Read the rules. We dont allow any discussion of Emulators at all for any system, especially Nintendo since they have copyrights and patents for their emulators.
B. It is against rule #1 to try and dictate who responds. You are here asking for help, you have no right to try and tell people "No useless posts" when you have no idea if they will be or not. You are here asking for help, any and all information provided can be of help.

MoM that would be, if they would include the .exe file extension or the Windows Installer as options anywhere in there.

You will have to use a Restore Point. Either that or you can try to repair the Windows Installer.

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Backup your registry before you do any of these (How to Backup the Registry in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP)

Depending on which OS you have (you never said in your OP):

These are just zipped registry files. Double click the .reg file inside the zip file, and confirm that you want to merge the entry.

I've cleaned infections off of computers that change the extension association for .exe's, and those have worked on them for that purpose...should probably be the same concept. But like I said, make a backup of your registry beforehand.
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