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.exe files open with notepad


I inadvertently changed the properties on an exe file to open with notepad. Now all exe files are set the same way. Needless to say, none of them will open except as a bunch of jumbled characters in Notepad. Can anyone tell me how to change it back to allow Windows to open the programs instead?
I'm running W2k pro.
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Try here:
http://filext.com/faq/broken_exe_association.php
If first solution doesn't work, registry fix for Windows XP should (backup your registry, first).

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