Restore Broken File Association in Windows XP

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Open with

If you are not able to open files with .exe and .lnk extensions and gets “Open With “while running any .exe and .lnk files ie regedit.exe, cmd.exe etc..., try the below steps to fix the File Association issue.

Step 1: open the command Prompt => Start -> Run -> Command.
Step 2: Navigate to C:\ and type the Following command as given below one by one.
ftype exefile="%1" %* 
ftype lnkfile="%1" %*   
After executing the command, you won't have any issue with .exe and .lnk file.