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  • so i use windows update to completely update my computer. Before the update, windows tools was working perfectly after the update each application on windows tools goes straight on open in on a notepad++ folder.

    i also have downloaded "windows kit" so that i could debug a script. it does the same thing too. 

    i have look through quite a lot of forum on the internet but wasn't able to find a solution so far. Pls help

    Thank you very much.

     
    Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It seems that the exe file association is broken. Please try the following and test the issue again.

    1. To open the Task Manager, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC.
    2. Click File , press CTRL and click New Task (Run…) at the same time. A command prompt opens.
    1. At the command prompt, type notepad, and then press ENTER.
    2. Paste the following text into Notepad:

    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):


    1. On the File menu, click Save as.
    2. Select All Files in the Save as type list, and then type Exe.reg in the File name box.
    3. Select Unicode in the Encoding list. Save it and remember the file location.
    4. Return to the Command Prompt window, type REG IMPORT [filepath]Exe.reg, and then press ENTER.
    5. Click Yes, and then click OK in response to the registry prompts.
    6. Log off from your account. Then, log back onto your account.

    Note You may have to restart the computer to restore the program icons to their original appearance. Note After the problem is resolved, delete the Exe.reg file so that it is not mistakenly added back to the registry at a later date.

    Hope this helps.


    Best Regards
    Jeremy Wu

    • Marked as answer by Jeremy_Wu Friday, August 16, 2013 9:16 AM
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:01 AM