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How to fix "Application not found" problem

by lindylou42 / August 15, 2011 3:47 PM PDT

I noticed that someone else had the same problem ie; can't open things on my desktop such as Microsoft word etc. because I get the error "Application not found'. It seems some one answered with the way to fix it but I can't find their answer.

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Seen This?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 12:35 AM PDT

Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column). RIGHT click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP", choose "Save Target As " or "Save Link As", to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.


Click on the link below, then look to the "EXE File Association Fix", and download the .zip file to your computer desktop.. ONce there, unzip the file, then double click on the "xp_exe_fix.reg" file that is inside, choose "OK/Yes, when it asks "Are you sure?".. Restart the computer.. It should now run those problem programs and Control Panel icons.

Once that's done, because malware can cause the problem, please download, install, update, then run full system scans with both malware removal tools from the links below. Delete anything they find.:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Hope this helps.


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Re 'applications not found'
by lindylou42 / August 16, 2011 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Seen This?

Grif, thanks for your advice I am going to try this later today and will let you know if it works. I appreciate any help that I get as I am a senior cit and really don't understand the technical side of computers. Lindylou42

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(NT) Let Us Know How It Goes
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 17, 2011 12:28 AM PDT
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Re Application not found
by lindylou42 / August 17, 2011 9:00 AM PDT

Griff it looks like things are working as predicted but I have a couple of other things to try yet. But I am very happy that my PC is on the road to recovery. Thank you so much. Lindylou42

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(NT) Be Sure to Run Those Malware Removal Tools
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 18, 2011 2:44 AM PDT
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Be sure to run those malware tools
by lindylou42 / August 18, 2011 11:02 AM PDT

Will do. Thanks Griff

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How to fix "Application not found"
by djwilliams943 / July 28, 2012 8:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Seen This?

Thank you so much Grif, this solved my problem. The world is not so bad after all.


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