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

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Summary: Double-clicking an .exe file may open Notepad or any other application, displaying junk characters. On some systems, the Open with dialog may appear when double-clicking .exe files. This article explains how to fix the .exe file association in Windows 10 and 11.

Did you accidentally use the Default Programs or Open With dialog to associate .exe file types with an application like Notepad? This causes every program to open in that chosen application. Unfortunately, Windows does not provide an option to reset the .exe file associations. You need to fix the association settings using a .reg file or script.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

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

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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.

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