Click here to Skip to main content
15,799,257 members
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
0.00/5 (No votes)
See more:
hi all,
i've made a mistake with windows
i've downloaded a file
i thought it was an mp3 file
so, i right clicked and chosed open with , then chosen , jet audio player
now as you can guess
windows tries to open any exe file with jetaudio, which causes windows explorer to restart
as a result
no exe file is working
the problem is solved by uninstalling the jet audio player , but
it comes back when i install it again
please help me set exe files back to the default action for double click
or something like that

1 solution

Sounds a bit odd, you shouldn't be able to use 'Open With' on executable files. You might want to invest in some antivirus software and do a scan, I know that Avira is free and decent (last I heard anyway).

Still, for your current issue you can try this:

Click <code>Start->Run</code> (or press the <code>Win</code> key and <code>R</code>)
Type <code>cmd</code> (then press enter)
The command line window should now be open
Type <code>assoc .exe=exefile</code> (then press enter)

Executable files should now behave normally again.
If that doesn't work then I'm not sure how you'd fix it without physically being there to take a look.
Share this answer
MKilany 21-Oct-10 21:23pm    
you're right , that's odd
i made "open with order" from the internet download manager application
all file types provide the same list including open with
so , it happened from IDM
any way , i've tried to solve it the way you said
but unfortunately it's not solved
and thanks any way

This content, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

CodeProject, 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2N8 +1 (416) 849-8900