Windows server 2008 r2.
All of the desktop icons have changed to IE. Any exe files now open to IE.
During install if an application (Cisco ASDM), which needed Java, I downloaded Java and ran the install. Then I completed the ASDM install, and clicked on the icon to start it, a error message appeared stating it could not find the link file to the file "Javaw.exe". Click browse to search. I did and it found one in downloads and asked if I wanted to fix the link. I clicked okay. What happened is that it changed the link (file association) for all exe files on the system.
Now any icon or exe file I click on opens the Internet Explore Downloads folder. I can't even open the registry editor, as it opens IE downloads instead. All of my desktop icons now have the IE logo instead of their registered program logos. This problem doesn't happen when logged in with another account. Unfortunately, this happened to the administrators account. I wish I could run system restore.
Can you help me fix this please?