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file association

I'm attempting to open an executable file for a productivity program (a desktop sticky note) from snapfiles.com.  I downloaded the executable file to my desktop.  But when I attempt to open/run the file, an OPEN WITH...dialog box pops up asking me to select the program I want to open the file with.  How do I open/run the file?  See attachments.
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Peter
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Peter
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
What version of windows are you using?
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Rok BrnotCommented:
try renaming file xyz_exe into xyz.exe
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ceo_techCommented:
Shift run as administrator or change compatibility mode to a lesser version of windows.
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John_VidmarCommented:
stickies_setup_7_1e_exe, the name suggests it may be an application installer, which means you may have never installed the application on your workstation.

Rename stickies_setup_7_1e_exe to stickies_setup_7_1e.exe (last 4th character from an underbar to a decimal), and double-click on it to install the application (the installer should configure any file-associations used by the application).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I deleted the blind link above.

A reminder to everyone about blind links. Please read through the following information item.
 

http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/1162518

I understand it is convenient to post a link, but it is always helpful (and in our site necessary) to comment on what in the link is the proposed solution.

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PeterAuthor Commented:
thanks, rbrnot.
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