My .exe file opens in Internet browser

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I accidentally changed my default opener for all my ".exe" file to Internet Explorer, and now I don't know how to change it back !!

Any help please?

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Best Answer by Carl Jack
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My .exe file opens in Internet browser

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Hey Rodney!

It happens that sometimes people accidently set there default to another program .exe (like Internet Explorer in your case)

No need to worry about. Here is a solution for you.

1. First Click on Start>RUN, Type "CMD" (without inverted commas)

2. Type on CMD "cdwindows" (without inverted commas)

3. It will take you in the windows, now type here regedit to edit the registry of windows.

4. Now go to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe

here change the value of default key to exefile, in the right side pane,

5. After doing all this you have to go to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand

Again here in the right pane change the value of Default key to "%1"%*

6. Here we done it. now only after restarting your windows you will be able to open all .exe files in their default programs

Thanks

Tunacao Caaron.

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My .exe file opens in Internet browser

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Hello Rodney,

To fix that issue, you will need to do the following:

  • First, you will need to open Command Prompt by typing command in RUN dialog box.
  • After that you will need to provide following command: cdwindows
  • That will activate Windows folder, and then you will provide following command to open Registry Editor: Regedit
  • After that you will need to go to the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe
  • In right-side pane, you will need to change value of Default key to exefile.
  • And then you will go to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand
  • In right-side pane, you will change value of Default key to: "%1" %*
  • That is it.
  • You will need to exit the Registry Editor and restart your Windows.

Regards,

Carl

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