How do you want to open this file ? Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10

    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
    Office XML Handler
    Windows Media Player
    Word 2016

    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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,282
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985

    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
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I found my Windows 10 was corrupted and had Microsoft help with a reinstall for free. Thank you
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985

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