.EXE files associated with windows media player (good challenge)
Posted on 2001-08-01
On my girlfriends computer every .EXE file is now associated with windows media player. No matter which program you try to run it opens media player thinking that file is a valid media player format.
This happened when there was a .mpg file which wmp (windows media player) did not recognize. everytime it was double clicked on it would change it's name from "file.mpg" to "file.mpg.exe". This was annoying. So what I did was I renamed it back to "file.mpg" Shift+Right clicked and chose "open with.." wmp, 'always use this program to open files of this type' it then renamed "file.mpg" back to "file.mpg.exe" and this is the situation I find myself in with my girlfriend's dad mad at me. Any help AT ALL would be greatly appreciated.