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Can't Open Applications or Shortcuts?

$14.95


Having trouble opening applications and/or shortcuts?


Our Fix File Association .EXELNK can help you fix this problem in a jiffy -- and Yes, it works in Windows 7 and Vista, too!

New! Version 4.0, Fix File Association .EXELNK implements additional virus damage fixes, based on feedback and insights gathered from our customers -- and based on our own research while providing live technical support.

New! With the introduction of Version 3.0, Fix File Association .EXELNK combines both Fix File Association .EXE and Fix File Association .LNK to create a seamlessly powerful repair tool that eliminates the need for you to identify which association is broken and which wizard to download. What you essentially receive is two products in one package, at a reduced price!

New! With the introduction of Version 2.3, Fix File Association .EXELNK automatically detects whether your system is Windows XP or higher and adapts the fixes according to your system, fixes misdirected associations, repairs key registry damage caused by the Win32/FakeRean virus and no longer relies on REGEDIT!

Avoid expensive technician charges! Download and install Fix File Association .EXELNK, follow the instructions below, and you will once again be able to open your programs, applications and shortcuts.

The time and money you'll save by using this easy to use and well tested product is well worth the small price -- and is backed up by our 100% satisfaction money back guarantee.




Why does this happen and what does Fix File Association .EXELNK do?


There are a variety of reasons why you may have lost the ability to open applications (having a .EXE file type) or shortcuts. Sometimes a virus or malware may have infected your computer and damaged your .EXE or .LNK file associations. Even a legitimate but badly written program can cause this problem. Some of our customers have reported that they simply chose the wrong settings for the system and they locked themselves out.

Once the .EXE or .LNK file association has been corrupted you may notice that the “Open” option isn’t listed on the application's context menu anymore when you right click a file. Other symptoms include (but not limited to) either changing the icon appearance or opening a totally unrelated program (e.g. Notepad).

On Windows XP, the visual cue may look like this:
Applications and/or Shortcuts
no longer have their icons:
Original icons
restored:

Broken NOTEPAD.EXE file association

Repaired NOTEPAD.EXE file association



On Windows 7 and Vista, the visual cue may look like this:
Applications no longer
have their icons:
Original application
icons restored:



or, in the case of broken shortcuts, double-clicking a shortcut yields the infamous broken link message box:

Broken links message box

In some other cases, you may notice that while the icons did not change their appearance, when you open them, they simply open a totally unrelated program (e.g. Notepad):

Opening a shortcut invokes incorrect program

In yet additional cases, all visual aspects of your system look normal, but when you attempt to open an application from the Start Menu or the desktop, you are prompted with a surprising message: "Choose the program you want to use to open this file".

If you try to open the the program (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, etc.) directly from its Program Files folder, you may get another disappointing message: "Application not found" or... "Cannot start... The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using."

It can be extremely difficult to tweak the registry settings to fix this problem on your own, even for an advanced PC user.

Software Candy’s Fix File Association .EXELNK makes it simple to repair your broken .EXE file association. Just install this safe and secure download and you will again be able to quickly open the files you need with a double click -- or from the Run box:

Note: The nature of this particular problem is such that you cannot run any EXE file -- even an EXE file that is supposed to fix this problem! This wizard magically overcomes this problem. After downloading it, you run it by simply double-clicking it!

New! With the introduction of Version 2.0, Fix File Association .EXELNK no longer relies on REGEDIT (this feature was added thanks to a suggestion of one of our customers).

New! With the introduction of Version 2.1, Fix File Association .EXELNK fixes misdirected associations on Windows Vista and Windows 7 as well, i.e. if opening an .exe file always invokes Mail, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player or other program mistakenly associated with the .EXE file type. Also, it is now positively tested with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

New! Version 2.2 of Fix File Association .EXELNK automatically detects whether your system is Windows XP or higher and adapts the fixes according to your system.

New! With the introduction of Version 2.3, Fix File Association .EXELNK automatically repairs key registry damage caused by the Win32/FakeRean virus. Note: Our product does NOT attempt to remove the virus (or even detect it) as this is the realm of antivirus software. For free scan and detection, use a community-trusted tool such as MalwareBytes.

New! Version 3.0 of Fix File Association .EXELNK combines both Fix File Association .EXE and Fix File Association .LNK to create a seamlessly powerful repair tool that eliminates the need for you to identify which association is broken and which wizard to download. What you essentially receive is two products in one package, at a reduced price.

New! Version 4.0, Fix File Association .EXELNK implements additional virus damage fixes, based on feedback and insights gathered from our customers -- and based on our own research while providing live technical support.

As with all Software Candy products, Fix File Association .EXELNK is completely free of any viruses or spyware (digitally signed for authenticity and integrity) and is well tested for its advertised features. If ever needed, you can also uninstall it completely with a single click, performing a total cleanup after itself.



The beauty of this wizard is that you don't have to follow any complex instructions. Once you download this app (keep it on your desktop or in an easy-to-find folder), you double-click it, click the Next button on the installation wizard and Voila! You can now double-click and open any application you have installed on your computer, just like you used to. :)

Note: no desktop icons will be installed, as to avoid cluttering your desktop. Instead, you will find a Software Candy entry in your Start Menu, which allows you to uninstall it, should you ever want to do this.



Whether you have virus protection in the form of a Windows anti virus or anti malware, it is important to note that no virus scanner can detect all types of PC virus. Even when your computer is updated to the latest antivirus, properly detects the virus that damages your EXE file association, and performs virus removal and virus clean up, it cannot perfectly heal your computer or repair all the problems that the virus may have caused.

This is where we step in and offer a pinpoint solution for the particular symptoms that you observe. After all, you use your computer and you can see better than anyone else what's on your screen. Try this fix, at no risk. If it solves the problem, you just saved hundreds of dollars in technician's service fees! Otherwise, simply contact us and we may be able to help you diagnose the problem and offer a different fix. Remember: all our products are backed by our 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. If our solution doesn't fix your problem, you will receive full refund (see our refund policy for more details).



  • Q1. I saw some references to a "command line". What is it? Do I have to know what a command line is?
  • A1. No, you don't have to know how to type commands or what a command line is. All you do after downloading and saving our Fix File Association .EXELNK to your desktop (or any folder) is double-click it, click Next, Next, Finish on its wizard and your program file association will be magically restored.
  • Q2. I downloaded and installed this software and it fixed my problem. Thank you! However, I can't find its icon on the desktop. Did I do anything wrong?
  • A2. No, you did everything correctly. By design, we do not clutter your desktop with unnecessary icons. We are happy it did the trick for you. Most of our customers never need to run this wizard again, after following our guidelines for how to protect your windows computer from viruses.


If you need to solve your .EXE and/or .LNK file type problem but don’t know where to start, Software Candy’s Fix File Association .EXELNK is your solution.
  1. Click 'add this to my cart' button below.
  2. Download it (it will become immediately available for download after payment).
  3. Install it.

That's it. :-)

By purchasing this product, you receive 12 downloads for 365 days (whichever expires first). In effect, this gives you up to 12 FREE upgrades for one year. If you purchased this product, remember to periodically check this page for a new version. We strive to polish our products to perfection.

Note: Unless otherwise noted (in the compatibility list below), this software is compatible with the 32-bit version of Windows. Download this FREE tool to check whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.


  • Version: 4.0.0.1

File Format:



Compatible with:

Windows Vista®, Windows Vista® 64-bit, Windows® 2000, Windows® 7, Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows® XP,

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