# OMG OMG I cant open exe files

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I edited a registry in regedit.exe in the exe colum the default value cuz I thought it was a name... and it wasnt and now I cant open exe files OMG help please?

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Hahahahaha.

Rename regedit.exe to regedit.com and run it. Old trick.

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1. Bite yourself on the nose as a punishment for carelessly editing the registry.

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That is one more reason why you don't touch the registry unless you know what you are doing. That is also one more reason why Linux does not have a registry. :P Oh and how did you start your web browser if you can't open exe files :S

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This happened to my brother and he came to the solution of reformating his computer. Really sorry for not being any help [wink].

[EDIT] You could try running a registry fixer program of some kind.

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that that is even an option cracks me up.

why would you change random values in the registry( im mean change them to be more random )?

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Then how did you open a browser to type that message??? :P

Well, good luck.

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 Original post by SneftelHahahahaha.Rename regedit.exe to regedit.com and run it. Old trick.

I acctually had to use that trick to fix a virus on my friends PC - and no I didn't invent it, I googled it.

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Sorry for double-posting(quadrouple in my case). My IE doesnt refresh so I thought that for some reason the posts well didnt post. Sorry again. And uhhh... I remembered that theres a .com oslution to all this. And yes, I have no idea how I opended explorer.exe or IE.exe. Just did.

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 Original post by dudedbz1And yes, I have no idea how I opended explorer.exe or IE.exe. Just did.

:/ And I was just going to remind everyone here that you may have access to more than 1 computer ...

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Might, but dont. Though the .com solution is pretty nice. Good I didnt modify the .exe and .com extensions lol.

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Heh, My guess would be IE can still run because of the tight integration with the Windows OS, you can type a web address into any old folder/explorer window and load up a website. Doesn't Windows do automatic backups of the Registry? How about checking your Restore Points.

EDIT: Nevermind

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Yeah, but I didnt make any restore points.

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Can you try to copy this to a .reg file, dbl click it and see if it correct the problem?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe]@="exefile""Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\PersistentHandler]@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

HTH,

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Thanks for trying to help, but I fixed it using regedit.com instead of .exe.

P.S. Even if it would of helped, there would of been no way to save it cuz I couldnt open up notepad.exe. Ofcourse, I could of opened notepad by making it a .com, but why do that when I could fix it with regedit.com?

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 Original post by dudedbz1P.S. Even if it would of helped, there would of been no way to save it cuz I couldnt open up notepad.exe. Ofcourse, I could of opened notepad by making it a .com, but why do that when I could fix it with regedit.com?

You could always open up command.com and use edit.com to create the file.
They exist in 2000, I assume that would work in XP as well.

Anyhoo, glad you fixed the issue.

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Wow I never knew about command.com. Neither about edit.com. Thanks for telling me about them! May become useful once upon a time lol. And yes, they work on xp too.

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called system restore!

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This reminds me of long ago deleted the win.ini in windows 3.11 lololol

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Editing random values at random, even if you have some reason, can be...fun and a good way to learn!
When I first discovered the BIOS on my 8086, I turned that 512 Kb floppy drive into a badass 1,2 Mb by just...random editing! (It actually worked, just like that burning holes in floppies trick, well nevermind). Seriously though, if you can afford to risk a format C:\, it can be good to play around and maybe google some things you screwed up. Nice one!

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Well, this wasnt cuz I have a spare drive. It was because my curiousity controlled me better than my common sense...lololol

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