21
Apr
2011

Solution – Cannot run .exe files in Windows 7

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If your windows 7 is unable to recognize .exe file and you are unable to run any .exe files, here is a quick fix.

Step 1:
We will make some changes in registry, so first step should be backup your registry.

Step 2:
Open Notepad and copy paste below codes.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.exe]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.exe]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.exeOpenWithList]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.exeOpenWithProgids]
"exefile"=hex(0):

Save it as exefix.reg

Step 3:
Double click exefix.reg and run this .reg file

Step 4:
Restart your computer.

Now your .exe files should show proper icon and should run without any problem.

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Name: Ravi Shekhar
Nothing much about me. I just love playing with gadgets and windows.

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