[Fix] .EXE Files Open in Notepad or Any Other Application when Double-clicked

.exe files open in notepad or any other application

Summary: Double-clicking .exe or .lnk (shortcut) files may open Notepad or any other application, displaying junk characters.

Did you accidentally use the Default Programs or Open With dialog to associate .exe file types with some application like Notepad? This causes every program to open in that chosen application. Unfortunately, Windows provides no option to reset the .exe file associations. You need to fix the association settings using a .reg file or script.Read more

How to Fix Outlook Hyperlink Restrictions Error

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When you click a hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook or other Office applications, you may receive one of the following errors, depending upon the version of Office installed. Your organization’s policies are preventing us from completing this action for you. For more info, please contact your help desk. This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions … Read more

How to Clear Customize Notifications (System Tray) Icons in Windows?

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Over time, many invalid or obsolete taskbar notification icons may appear on the “Customize notifications” or the “Select which icons appear on the Taskbar” page with invalid or missing icons.

Customize Notifications Dialog with obsolete entries

On Windows 11, the setting is called “Taskbar corner overflow.” It’s located under Personalization → Taskbar, in the Settings app.

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This article describes how to clear the past and current items list in the Customize Notifications dialog in Windows. Information and the script here apply to all versions of Windows, including Windows 10 and Windows 11.Read more

Special Folders Showing Up With Generic Yellow Icon in Windows

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When you open Explorer, the shell folders such as Documents, Videos, Music, or Pictures may be displayed with a standard folder icon rather than the special folder icons. This behavior can occur when the desktop.ini file in the shell folder is missing or incorrect, or it has no attributes set.

If a shell folder has lost its special icon and showing up as a generic (yellow) folder, you need to create or fix the Desktop.ini file for the shell folder.Read more

[Fix] There is no script engine for file extension .JS – Error

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When you attempt to run a .js (JScript Script File) file, one of the following errors may occur: Can’t find script engine “JScript” for script “filename.js”. There is no script engine for file extension “.js”. RELATED: [Fix] Can’t find Script Engine Vbscript, and “no script engine for .vbs” [Fix] There is no script engine for … Read more

PreviewConfig tool registers file types for the Preview Pane in Windows 7/Vista

Windows Vista introduces the Preview pane in Explorer, which shows the contents of the currently chosen file. You can also play multimedia files from the Preview pane, without opening Windows Media Player. This article explains how to use the PreviewConfig utility to register a custom file type for the Preview pane in Windows Vista and Windows 7.Read more

Fix Spooler Service Error 1068 “The dependency service or group failed to start”

When you attempt to start the Print Spooler service (via services.msc), one of the following error messages may appear and the Print Spooler service fails to start:

Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

The event log may display the following messages:Read more