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Somehow the file association for all .exe files has been deleted on my windows vista machine. For some reason the only thing I can open is Firefox. I think it was the result of a virus. So I have tried a couple registry edit fixes but none have worked. Has anyone run into this?

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marked as duplicate by nc4pk, DavidPostill, Ben N, mdpc, fretje Jan 28 at 12:48

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Click here and unzip the file and apply the .reg file.

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That did it. I thought I had tried that one already but I must not have! Thanks. – PICyourBrain Apr 10 '10 at 20:07
It would be nice if somebody could elaborate on what, "apply the .reg file" means. – Pointy Nov 30 '11 at 1:01
Double click the .reg file, then press "yes" for each dialog that pops up. – Chris Tarazi Nov 30 '11 at 2:39

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