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VBSCRIPT Not Working

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Something has disabled vbscript amd windows scripting on my xp machine.  Can someone tell me how to enable/disable these associations?

Thanks,
Howard
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by:cybrexus
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try Start > Run > type "regsvr32 vbscript.dll" (without quotes) and hit enter
See if it solves your problem
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by:Howard Bash
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The regsvr32 succeeded in registering the dll, but it still opens in notepad when i double click on it.
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by:Howard Bash
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I tried the first URL.  It instructed me to set the file association for vbscript to be : C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe %13 %*

I thought the program was named vbscript.exe.  But,  I made the change as instructed and it did not work.

The error mesage is :

there is no file extension in "C:\Documents and Settings\My User Name\Desktop\"C:\Documents".

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by:sramesh2k
ID: 21839797
Hi hbash,

Run the .vbs fix for Windows XP from here.

VBScript Files Open With Notepad - The Winhelponline Blog:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/vbscript-files-open-with-notepad/

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by:cybrexus
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yep tried the link above, works well for me, should definitely solve the issue
well found
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by:Howard Bash
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This fixed the VBS files but the wfs files are still launching notepad.
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by:cybrexus
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make sure your extension is wsf and not wfs
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by:Howard Bash
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It is wsf.  It shows an associated icon (same as .vbs).
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by:cybrexus
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right click on the file > Open With > Choose Program > browse Windows\System32\wscript.exe
check Always use the selected program to open this kind of file
click OK
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by:sramesh2k
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by:Howard Bash
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I am running Windows XP Pro.   Will this vista reg patch work there also?
Thanks,
Howard
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by:cybrexus
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did you try to set wscript as default program as in my previous comment?
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by:sramesh2k
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Sorry! The XP version of the fix is here:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/wsffix_xp.zip
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