Tracking Forums, Newsgroups, Maling Lists
Home Scripts Tutorials Tracker Forums
  Advanced Search
  HOME    TRACKER    Windows 7


Advertisements:










.exe Program Files Opening With Microsoft Word By Default?


I recently ran into an issue where this installation on Windows 7 Pro 32-bit is trying to open up all my programs in Word, they all have the MS word icon as well, so for instance, when I click on Nero, it will try to open it up in word and we get an error because it is not a word file. This is on all Program .exe files. There are no options to change the file association in the default programs in control panel. I have only seen a few fixes for this which involve the registry, I have checked these, however, all registry keys are correct. System restore fails as well, have tried multiple restore points to no avail. We have also ran norton, and malwarebytes on the system is it runs clean.


View 6 Replies (Posted: Jul 15, 2010)

Sponsored Links:

Related Forum Messages For Windows 7 category:
.exe Files Keep Opening In MS Word?
I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium and whenever I try to click on a setup exe file, it would open in ms word. I've searched this forum and tried the MS Fix it patch but it didn't work. I can't even upgrade registry optimizer since it opens in word.

Posted: Dec 20, 2012

View 9 Replies!   View Related
Set Documents As Default Folder When Opening Up Files In Excel, Word Etc
I would like to know how I can set my documents as my default folder when opening up files in Excel, Word etc

Posted: Apr 23, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Default Program For EXE Files?
I have Windows 7, and I accidentally set my default program for a video game to open with as Windows Explorer... I know, long story. Now, every program and icon is Windows Explorer and I can't figure out how to get everything back to normal.

Posted: Nov 25, 2011

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Making MS WORD Default Word Processing Program
Have been using WORD 2007.But, I just downloaded and installed Open Office. But I only want to use it for its Spreadsheet.However, it looks like its word processing component has taken over.Now, my WORD documents are being opened by Open Office which I do not want.How can I make WORD the Default word processing program (again)?

Posted: Jul 11, 2012

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Have Installed Microsoft Office 2007 But Its Not Opening Word Doc?
i have installed microsot office 2007 but its not opening word doc, before myn was windows vista, now i updated windows 7, i cant open word file after downloading from internet, my resume, etc.

Posted: Jul 27, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Delay In Opening Microsoft Works Word File First Time Each Day
Each day, the first time I opening 'any' existing Microsoft Works Word Processor file that I have, such as ones I have for phone numbers, addresses, etc., I have to wait about 45 seconds for the file to open. And while I'm waiting, I can't do anything else on the computer. Any of those files I open the rest of the day, open immediately. It's just the first time each day.

Posted: Oct 8, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Word 2007 Only Opening Old Files, Not Open Revised Files?
My wife has Windows 7 home premium x64 on her laptop and is using Word 2007. The problem she is having is she will open a word file, change it up, save it, then re-open it later and its the old file not the new one. Where as I can open the edited file on my desktop running the same OS but with Word 2010 and the file that opens for me is the newest version.

Posted: May 16, 2012

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Microsoft Word - Winword.exe Using High Cpu When It Just Idle?
Ok I am sitting here watching taskmanager, winword.exe is hovering between 10-11% cpu usage (with it now in background idle) and 20% or more when I do activity in a winword window.This seems abnormal a word processor needs so much cpu power even when just sitting idle, to give you an idea 10% on my current cpu would probably equate to about 80% on my laptop's celeron which is absurb for a word processor.I currently have 10 documents open, it seems to use about 1% per document, all documents are text only and average 1 page long.

Posted: Jul 4, 2012

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Program Not Opening Looking For Exe. Extensions
When trying to open programs task box opens up and ask for the exe extension for programs. I have tried to using the Internet Explorer program highlighted but it does nothing. It asks if i want to run or save the exe extension for the program. Tried both and nothing works.

Also tried to restore computer from and earlier date, get an error message that says "System cannot start."

Posted: Sep 3, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Microsoft Word 2010 - Changing From Default (Print Layout) To Draft View
When I log on to MS Word, it defaults to "Print Layout" view. I'd like to change to "Draft" view. I checked but couldn't find it. How to change it?

Posted: Feb 1, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Changing The Default Position Of Opening A Program?
Whenever I open Google Chrome, it opens really close to the bottom of the taskbar, and I always have to manually drag it into the center of the screen and maximize it. How can I set it so that automatically opens in the center of the screen?

Posted: Jan 7, 2011

View 6 Replies!   View Related
How Do I Set Default Program For Opening A Folder ?
I read somewhere how you can choose the default program to open a folder with, but now I cannot find it again, and I also cannot find how to do this.

I had done it and changed the default file manager, but I want to reverse the change. I can't get to a window or dialog box that lets me change the file types windows displays, or that lets me edit the default program when I click on a folder icon.

Posted: Jul 19, 2009

View 9 Replies!   View Related
Can't Change Default Program .php Opening In Cmd?
Okay so i tried everything to get my .php open in notepad again. the thing i have doneControl PanelProgramsDefault ProgramsSet Associationsand.Control PanelProgramsDefault ProgramsSet Default Programs

Posted: Dec 10, 2011

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Can't Open Microsoft Word Files?
I just uninstalled something related to Microsoft Office and now I can't seem to open any .docx files in my documents anymore. I am currently using Microsoft Word Starter 2010. The only way I seem to be able to open the files in my documents folder is opening Microsoft Word Starter 2010 first then go to file -> open the .docx file. If I try opening it directly from my documents folder without opening Microsoft Word Starter 2010 first, there's a popup that says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

Posted: Feb 10, 2013

View 9 Replies!   View Related
PDF Files Opening In Photoshop 7 By Default?
Whenever I try to open a pdf file the file opens in Photoshop 7 - the file icon is also Photoshop. HP laptop, Windows 7. Adobe Reader X is installed on my computer. How can I have the files default to Adobe Reader?

Posted: Jan 11, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Messing With .exe's Default Program?
yesterday i had a dream: i changed the default program for .exe extension and nothing worked so in reality, if i change the default program for .exe files(like we do with other files open with,...), what might happen?

Posted: Dec 25, 2011

View 3 Replies!   View Related
.bat Files Stuck With Opening With Cmd.exe?
whenever I open a .bat file it just launches the regular command prompt.This all happened when I went to the "Associate a file extention with a program" section of Control Panel and set .bat files to launch with C:Windowssystem32cmd.exe.

Posted: Jan 14, 2013

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Set Up A Default Folder When Opening Up Excel Files?
I am using Windows 7 and Office 2010. I would like to know how I can set up a default folder when opening up my Excel Files

Posted: Sep 6, 2011

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Set Default Folder When Opening Up Office Files?
I would like to know how I can set up a default folder in windows 7 when opening up Office workbooks. If I open up Excel 2010, It defaults to to My Documents. However, if I click on a folder "Fixed Assets" to open up a workbook, Excel looks at the latest folder when wanting to open up further files. I want Excel to always default to My Documents

Posted: May 13, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Can't Open Jpeg Files Received In Microsoft Word
I can't open jpeg files received in Microsoft word. How do I accomplish task?

Posted: Sep 26, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Change The Choosen Default Back To Basic Program Provided By Microsoft Windows 7?
I have changed the default of programs and i want to change them to the basic program provided by window7

Posted: Feb 14, 2013

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Word 2010 Is Opening Word 2003 Attachments?
I normally use Word 2003 for documents, although I use Outlook 2010. This morning I opened a Word 2010 document and after quite a while of some sort of an installation, I was able to open the Word 2010 document. I did not think too much of it, except that later I was sending an e-mail and attached a Word 2003 document and when I went to check it (i.e. open it up) it opened in Word 2010. How do I disable Word 2010 as my default program to open Word documents. I do not want to uninstall the program, but at this point I am not ready to learn how to use Word 2010.

Posted: Feb 20, 2012

View 3 Replies!   View Related
How To Restore Default Hidden Files After Using Unhide.exe
i have a problem and i found this forum which seems good in providing solutions.I was attacked today by a malware and I did some actions to get rid of it and now all seems good.Among my actions I used unhide.exe.the problem now is that ALL my files and folders are visible, even those which were supposed to be hidden.Well, maybe there is no harm in that but maybe they were hidden for a reason, that's why i would like to restore them to their default state.I see in many places that they say to do this:Start Menu - type in Search box -> CMD find at top - Right Click on - RUN AS ADMINType or Copy and Paste this at the prompt :secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verboset i'm afraid to do it because elsewhere it says that it may make my system unstable and not restore all the default security settings.

Posted: Feb 10, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Dir Not Opening In Command Prompt Inside Program Files
Dir is not opening in cmd prompt inside program files.

Posted: Jun 26, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
C:Program Files(x86)Mozilla Firefoxfirefox Exe?
Computer says it can't find the file. I have re-typed several times, but no luck. Is there a fix around this?

Posted: Dec 16, 2011

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Cannot Copy And Paste From Microsoft Word 2010 Into Microsoft 2007?
I am taking an online college course. When answering questions we were advised to first type our answers into micrsoft word and then copy and paste into the website.The school website only has basic spell check that is the reason for copy and pasting.I have Word 2010 and Windows 7.

Posted: Feb 15, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Set The Default Program To Open Media Files In Windows 7?
Does anyone know how do I set the default program to open media files in Windows 7On WinXP it was right click -> open with -> checkmark "set as default program for opening this type of file" -> double click program. I did the same thing on Windows 7 and it has absolutely no effect. I do NOT want to play music/movie files with Windows Media Player, yet every time I try to play any music file (.mp3, .wav, etc), it ALWAYS open with Win Media Player, even though I have clearly set the default program to open these files as something else... same thing applies to movies

Posted: Jul 24, 2011

View 7 Replies!   View Related
Opening Any Icon Opening Default Programming?
,opening any icon , opening default programming

Posted: Jan 14, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Windows 7 Cannot Find C:Program Files(x86)AdobeReader10 0ReadAcroRD32 Exe?
Windows 7 cannot find C:Program Files(x86)AdobeReader10 0ReadAcroRD32 exe

Posted: Oct 29, 2011

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Copyright 2005-08 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved