changeing default file opener (.exe opening with Notepad)

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  1. D-ri

    D-ri Member

    Just a while ago I accidentally changed what is used to open .exe files to 7zip after googleing what to do I noticed that the main thing people change it to is Notepad, so I changed it to that as well. then after a few Google pages I found a file that can be used to fix the problem I've attached it to this thread to help if it happens to anyone.

    I used Avira to scan it for virus' and there's nothing

    Attached Files:

  2. Lavitz

    Lavitz Gaming Enthusiast Staff Member

    I don't understand what you just said:Y
  3. D-ri

    D-ri Member

    Ok you know how there's the 'Open With'? I accidentally did that to an .exe file and made it open with 7zip (a program that open compressed files e.g. .zip, .rar) and so I googled what to do and it's common with alot of people but it mainly people open .exe files with Notepad.
    and I changed it from opening in 7zip to notepad to make it easier, and I came across the file That I attached in the first post which fixed the problem.

    Is that easier to understand?
  4. Nin10dO

    Nin10dO Well-Known Member

    Wait are you saying that you clicked another folder thingy, and now the documents that was there before aren't there now?:?:
  5. Unleashed

    Unleashed Inactive

    If that's the case, I would click on the "Recent Documents" folder and it gives you a list of documents you recently saved not too long ago. If this does not help, sorry, if that is what you mean if you lost your files.
  6. D-ri

    D-ri Member

    Ok let's simplify this even more.

    Everyone knows of a .exe file? if not there and Application file
    everyone knows that if you right click you can get "open with"
    I did that to an .exe file and all my applications would open in notepad
  7. dani

    dani Well-Known Member

    i feel special cuz i actually understand. :$
  8. Lavitz

    Lavitz Gaming Enthusiast Staff Member

    I understand too, you made a mistake so you messed up the mistake even more so you could fix it with a program you downloaded
  9. Unleashed

    Unleashed Inactive

    I would hire a professional IT Infrastructure to fix it, or one of your friends who knows very well with Information Technology Infrastructures.
  10. D-ri

    D-ri Member

    Kewl I'm getting somewhere.

    Yeah.. if that makes sense and that program is a .reg file

    Well I would only resort to that if I couldn't find anything on the internet.
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