Windows 10: Certain .exe files will not open
Certain .exe files will not open
Hello! I have a slightly odd problem. Certain .exe files (seemingly ones that don't require an install to run) on my laptop refuse to open, responding to different commands in different ways.
When I first run them, I get a SmartScreen Filter alert. After pressing 'Run Anyway' (scans reveal them to be safe), they will appear to begin to load, but never actually open. This happens every time I try to open them subsequently, although without the SmartScreen alert. I can close the container folder and try again.
If I try to Run as Administrator, however, the folder freezes entirely. I can use other folders, but it takes a File Explorer restart to make the crashed instance disappear. I have tried deleting one of these applications after attempting to open it, and not been allowed to until a full restart, implying they are running constantly after I attempt to start them.
I had assumed this was a problem with SmartScreen, but even after turning it off, the problem persists.
Most other .exe files do work (regedit, games downloaded from Steam, etc.), so I can't understand what's making this small set of files unable to load. Any help would be much appreciated.
Need some info on the ones that won't run. What are there, where did you download them from? If they are benign can you zip one of them up and upload here (or provide a link to it) so I (we?) can try it
The Mail App doesn't seem capable.
It can't open .eml files either.
I was able to view my paycheck online using Windows 7. (new using edge in 10) After I was able to open it I could save it to drive or print it.
In windows 10 a new tap opens that tells me something is blocking it from opening the pdf. If I left...
I upgraded to W10 this morning, and since then, although everything seems to be OK, it will not open any PDF or JPEG files. I get an error message for the JPEG something like, " illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been...
I just updated to W10. If I open several files/documents I get the icon in the taskbar (the bar at the bottom of the page), hover over it and see the documents that are open. I then open Chrome and the Chrome icon appears in the taskbar and...
Hi, just updated from w8.1 to W10.
Photos & other files do not open in w10, what do I need to see most of my files? ....thanx .....nick