#9 Problems after uninstall

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nobody
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2004-09-10
2001-09-26
Anonymous
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Troubles after uninstalling the VDMSound 2.0.4 from
Windows NT 4.0 SP 6a!!!

After uninstalling the VDMSound Windows NT Explorer
doesn't know what to do with .EXE files! When I try to
launch a program by clicking a shortcut, the "Open
with" dialog box pops up asking what program do I want
to use to open .EXE files!

Additionally, Windows has lost all the icons from
shortcuts to .EXE files!

Reinstalling the VDMSound helps, though doesn't
restore the icons.

Discussion

  • Vlad ROMASCANU
    Vlad ROMASCANU
    2001-09-27

    Repairs .exe, .com and .bat Explorer file associations

     
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  • Vlad ROMASCANU
    Vlad ROMASCANU
    2001-09-27

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    This is a known problem with the v2.0.4 MSI package.
    To remedy the problem just merge the attached .reg file
    into your registry (double-click on it from Explorer, or
    open it from REGEDIT.EXE).

    The attached registry file restores the .exe, .com and .bat
    associations mistakingly removed by Micrsoft Installer.

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    Contents of the file:

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe]
    "Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"
    @="exefile"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.com]
    @="comfile"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bat]
    @="batfile"

     
  • Vlad ROMASCANU
    Vlad ROMASCANU
    2004-09-10

    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix