I've managed to mess up my Win + E shortcut, such that it gives me the following error message:
Is there any way to manually restore this shortcut?
I'm running Windows 7
What does WIN+E do?
Because troubleshooting System Internals is sweet...
Let's look on an untampered system with Process Monitor to see what exactly happens when we do that.
The steps I take:
This leaves me with a bunch of events (as the folder is being opened, etc...), so we look at the first ones:
Note that we're only going to look at the SUCCES ones:
Seems the contents of that key are way too specific regarding execution,
Just to verify it, let's adjust the value to
Ouch, I just broke my computer... BINGO!
How do I solve the problem?
If Ivo Flipse his problem isn't further along the call stack...
to the default value:
You might want to check the other keys under
I'd assume most likely it is virus corrupting the .exe file association. I have recently come over a fix of it (By jared: http://jaredheinrichs.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/vista-7-fixexe.txt )
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):
save the above as a text file with .reg extension. Then double-click it.