.EXE files always open with Notepad or any other application ?Published: Sep 06, 2005
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When you double-click an .EXE file, the program may not launch, instead it may open in Notepad (displaying the .exe contents), or may launch in any other application.
Download exefix_xp.com utility and save to Desktop. Double-click the file to run it. This utility fixes the .exe file association in the registry automatically.
Additional tip: To run the utility silently (without any prompts), use the -silent parameter. Open a Command window (Command.com) and type:
Assuming that the exefix_xp.com is placed in the C:\Utilities directory.