The extension that gives the highest number of errors while running is perhaps .exe. You might end up running something while executing something completely different. There can be a number of other .exe associated errors when you try and execute any of such programs. You can have the problem sorted out in a number of different ways.

Fix it for me:

The fix this problem feature is exclusively made for people who are running Windows Vista. You can get rid of the problem downloading one simple file and executing that on your system. The file will give you a simple program that you can run. It will fix all the issues possibly associated with the execution of .exe extension. There are instances where you are not able to download the file on your computer directly and  you need to look for an alternative to that. You can also carry down the execution file in a CD or flash drive from any of your peer’s computer that has an active internet connection. A CD would be a secure option as there is no way any virus or malicious program can affect clean data on a CD. Run the program direct from the CD.

Let me fix it myself:

Registry is the element inside you operating system that can help you get many issues sorted out easily. You can have many of your serious issues sorted out easily through the registry editing. Even there are users around the world who restore their registry issues and get rid of all the viruses and malicious programs that can deteriorate the information on your computer. You can make a backup of the registry to make your repair a safe one and can restore it the original way in case you encounter serious issues after making edits in the registry.

The only key that needs to be edited is the one that is associated with the .exe extension. You need to set it back to the default status. Follow the instructions below to do this:

  • Open the task manager using CNTRL + SHIFT + ESC. You can also use any other keystroke combination in order to get to the task manager.
  • Click on the File on the top ribbon and then press CNTRL and New Task (Run…) simultaneously. Command prompt would open up.
  • Type notepad and press ENTER. The Notepad would open up.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids]

“exefile”=hex(0):

  • Click on the File Menu, and click Save as. Select All Files in the Save as type and type exe.reg in the File name box.
  • From the list of Encoding, select Unicode.
  • Get back to the Command Prompt and type REG IMPORT Exe.reg and press ENTER.
  • You will be prompted next. Press Yes and click OK.
  • Log off your account and log back again for the changes to take effect.

Your links would start working perfectly normal once you are going to restart your system. Make sure that you delete the Exe.reg file so that it is not taken up in the registry at a later stage causing issues to your computer.