Windows 10: How do you want to open this file ? Solved

  1.    26 Jul 2017 #1

    How do you want to open this file ?


    When ever I try to download a program and I was an exe. file I never just get a run button so I can simply install the program but a box pops up saying "how do you want to open this file? " with the options of:

    Internet Explorer
    Notepad
    Office XML Handler
    Paint
    Windows Media Player
    Word 2016
    WordPad

    or search for another app on the PC

    So basically I can't install any programs. It there a fix or is this what Microsoft wants.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 28,495
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       26 Jul 2017 #2

    Hello pbr, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed exe item in the table of Option Two in the tutorial below may help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for .exe files.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    27 Jul 2017 #3

    I found my Windows 10 was corrupted and had Microsoft help with a reinstall for free. Thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 28,495
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       27 Jul 2017 #4

      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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