Windows 10: All my files turned into .exe

Discus and support All my files turned into .exe in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello. So I've messed up my laptop and every app I open, a message pops up "How do you want to open this file?" and the file was in .exe. It happened... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by macaaronnn, May 16, 2021.

  1. All my files turned into .exe


    Hello. So I've messed up my laptop and every app I open, a message pops up "How do you want to open this file?" and the file was in .exe. It happened because I want to download a file from the web but I can't open it since it was in exe file type. Then I followed the instructions on how to get past the virus detection by modifying the details on my registry editor https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/can-t-open-exe-files-in-windows-7-or-windows-vista-17e5b3c3-89b0-2f4f-1d80-3b5503c2660a after I restarted my laptop, every file became like this white arrow I can't

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    macaaronnn, May 16, 2021
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  2. Eric Ber Win User

    Can't run .exe file

    Hi Phil,

    There are several reasons why you are having issues running .exe files on your Windows 10 laptop. To assist you better, kindly answer the questions below:

    • Have you made any changes to your laptop prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • What is the error message that you received when running .exe files?

    Regards.
     
    Eric Ber, May 16, 2021
    #2
  3. .exe files

    Hi,

    The file extension .exe is an executable file format in Windows operating system. To better understand your concern, we’d like to request for an elaborate detail for us to determine what causes this file not to open by answering these questions:

    • Resetting Windows 10 is a last resort of troubleshooting. Are you experiencing other issues on your computer?
    • What is the program are you trying to launch?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • Did you receive any error message when you launch this application?

    We’re looking forward to your response.
     
    Johann Eva, May 16, 2021
    #3
  4. All my files turned into .exe

    Exe file slow to open

    MSE doesn't slow down EXE files so turning it off would make no difference AND its not worth the risk. What exe is he even trying to run?
     
    TheMailMan78, May 16, 2021
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