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To resolve this issue, perform the following steps:
NOTE: When you run the Regedit.exe file, you may experience the symptoms described in the "Symptoms" section of this article. To work around this issue, rename the Regedit.exe file to Regedit.com, and then follow the instructions described in this section. After you are finished, rename the Regedit.com file back to Regedit.exe.
- Use Registry Editor to view and modify the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Exefile\Shell\Open\Command
- Double-click the following registry string value:<NO NAME>: REG_SZ: "files32.vxd" "%1" %*
- In the String box, remove Files32.vxd from the string. The correct string for this value is:"%1" %*NOTE: The registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Exefile\Shell\Open\Command may also contact the same string value; therefore you must also modify this key to remove Files32.vxd from the string. When you remove Files32.vxd from the string, if a space is included, you may receive a "Windows cannot find .exe" message when you attempt to run an .exe file. Verify that there are no extra spaces in the string after you remove Files32.vxd.
- Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
- Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
- In the Named box, type files32.vxd, and then click Find Now
- In the Name box, right-click the Files32.vxd file, and then click Delete.
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Article ID: 310585 - Last Review: Sep 25, 2011 - Revision: 1