.exe opens with notepad!?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tristan, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Tristan

    Tristan Guest

    I foolishly in a tired mood made a computer adjustment to open .exe file
    types with notepad when I was prompted and accidently accepted. How do I
    reverse it to make my .exe file types work again!!
    Tristan, Sep 24, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    dean-dean, Sep 24, 2007
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    Tristan Guest

    I recieve the message:

    Cannot import C:\Users\Tristan (Last Name)\Desktop\exefix_vista.reg: Not all
    data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the
    system or other processes.

    I have absolutely no idea how to fix this :'( IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A SMALL
    Tristan, Sep 25, 2007
  4. Tristan

    dean-dean Guest

    Right-click on the file exefix_vista.reg and choose Edit. Remove this part:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property

    Save your changes and then try the Merge again.
    dean-dean, Sep 25, 2007
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