Windows 10: exe files with a generic icon + error when clicked on

Discus and support exe files with a generic icon + error when clicked on in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi I'm installing a new computer/Windows 10 pro and I have a weird behavior. What can cause the problem in the attached? It seems that extracting... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by amos, May 21, 2020 at 3:32 PM.

  1. amos Win User

    exe files with a generic icon + error when clicked on


    Hi

    I'm installing a new computer/Windows 10 pro and I have a weird behavior.

    What can cause the problem in the attached?
    It seems that extracting (winrar) the files into the downloads/desktop folder is causing this.
    If I extract the file into c:\portables\ folder (for example), then it's ok.

    I'm confused.

    :)
     
  2. dark2099 Win User

    Generating a .txt based file list in Windows 7

    I want to be able to generate a .txt file that lists all the files and folders in a specific folder on my PC, but don't know the name of any programs that do that. Searched on google a bit and came up with this guide, but it's for XP and I can't seem to find some of the folder options to modify the .bat file. Any suggestions? Thanks

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/file_list_generator.htm

    EDIT: The .bat file will do what I want if it is in the folder I want to do it in, but the option I want to add is having the right click option that it shows.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Arun B J Win User

    exe files with a generic icon + error when clicked on

    Windows store icon generates an error message when clicked

    Hi,



    Thank you for your reply.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps

    Method 1:

    Try to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any file corruption.
    SFC scan will scan for corrupt system files on the computer and repair them.

    • Press Windows key + X, click
      Command Prompt (Admin).
    • In the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

      sfc /scannow
    If the issue still exists, try the next method.

    Method 2:

    You may check the same issue with the new user account.

    Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.
    • Select Add an Account.
    • Enter a user name and hit Next.
    • Click on Finish.
    • Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    • Check if issue persists.
    Hope this information is helpful. Do let us know if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
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