Fix broken EXE file association in Windows 10

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  1. I never seen a case where exe/lnk files are failed to open. The only possible case for the failures is either exe is corrupted or lnk has wrong path. You can not do “open with” operation on exe files. Am I missing anything here?

  2. Thanks for the comment Techibee. Lot of cases somehow people open EXE with some other application like Notepad and we can’t revert it back. Such cases we could use this Method. I personally help lot of people with the same issue so though of making it as an article. Just Google it you’ll find of the threads about it.

    Hope this answers.

  3. After posting the comment, I have seen few forum threads talking about this. I am curious, how the OS related exe are able to execute when the default program for exe is files is changed. All the installed programs also should fail as the exe assoc is set to notepad that means system should go complete useless.

  4. whenever i open the file or application is windows 7 ultimate the error comes adobe reader cannot read this file dnt knw wat to do but this errors comes in all the application and all the icon on the desktop comesas adobe reader pls help me

  5. whenever i open the file or application is windows 7 ultimate the error comes adobe reader cannot read this file dnt knw wat to do but this errors comes in all the application and all the icon on the desktop comesas adobe reader pls help me

  6. yea, ur missing ALOT!!

    this is common with certain malware.. little trick to prevent the user from running AV instal, notepad scipts, command line, registry!

  7. when i click yes to continue merging it shows “cannot import c:userelcotdesktopLNK fix_twc.reg.not all data was successfully written to registry. some keys are open by the system or other processes. pls tell me suggestion asap

  8. same here !!@@
    please someone help meeeeeE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~
    🙁
    really sad nobody hlp me

  9. same thing happened to me on windows 10. I had to open regedit and import the registry with the file

  10. That “.lnk” is the virus that can make my .exe to .lnk ? so after my software/app would not open ?

    then this Registry that can help to fix it ?

    sorry for my very bad English

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