Windows 7 Exe Fix

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If you find that you can run executable programs due to an extension being lost in Windows 7, try this fix:

To Resolve:

  1. Run – regedit.

  2. Ensure regkey has the value: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe.\Default to the Data Value exefile

  3. Ensure regkey has the value: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\Default to the Data Value "%1" %*

  4. Ensure regkey has the value: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command\Default to the Data Value "%1" %*

  5. Close regedit and reboot the computer.

  6. You can also create a .reg file with the following and import the following keys:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.exe]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.exe]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.exe\OpenWithList]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.exe\OpenWithProgids]
    "exefile"=hex(0):
    

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