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MICHAEL GRIFFITHS asked on February 21, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Explorer.exe Missing From System 7

» Explorer.exe is missing from my system all of sudden. I checked programs from the control panel - not there. Error message: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program, or if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel.

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» An exe file is just one of several file format types that are recognized by various operating systems. Text files, which are files that do not generate code but simply display text, end in txt. Microsoft Word saves files with the doc extension, short for document. Another common file type is the compressed or zipped file, which uses the zip extension.

The exe file runs programs, it is thus one of the most useful types of files, but this also makes it potentially harmful. It can be used as a carrier for viruses(Exploit:Java/CVE-2008-5353!jar) or other malicious programs. If one clicks on a malicious exe file, over the next several hours or days the computer might become unstable. Often the user does not relate the problem back to the cause and attributes it to other factors, such as the need to defragment or replace a disk. Personal information or password keystrokes might be handed over to an unknown website without knowledge of the user, or the machine might delete its own files and crash altogether. Any of these scenarios and more can be set in motion by simply clicking on a 'bad' exe file.

Because of the potential harm, when downloading any exe file, it's a good idea to scan it with a reputable virus scanner before clicking on it. Exe files are generally not meant to be edited, and changing an exe's file size will render it inoperable. It is better to defend than being offended. Experts recommend keeping virus checkers up to date and deleting email from unknown sources. If you receive an exe file from someone you trust, scan it first before clicking on it. Even files that appear to be coming from reputable sources can be used maliciously by third parties without the source's knowledge.

All in all, it is unavoidable to experience an exe file error. When you run an .exe file on a Windows based computer, the file may start a different program. Additionally, the icon for the .exe file may not appear as expected. You may also receive additional errors from the .exe file or from the program that starts, so on and so forth.

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KATHLEEN BARTON replied on February 26, 2013

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  1. JAMES ADKINS replied on February 21, 2013: » 1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, clickAccessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow

  2. MELISSA LOPES replied on February 21, 2013: » What makes you think that Explorer.exe is missing? Are you sure you're not talking about Internet Explorer.exe (the internet browser?) What type of file are you trying to open when you see that error message?

    If Explorer.exe was indeed missing, you would not be able to boot the computer. This is a system file that is responsible for everything associated with displaying the operating system.

  3. JAMES ADKINS replied on February 23, 2013: » Well MELISSA LOPES, you would be able to boot without explorer.exe minus the taskbar. But you are right, maybe he is talking about something else.

  4. KARIE WEBSTER replied on February 24, 2013: » if the issue is with iexplore.exe or explorer.exe. However, you may try the below steps: Step 1: Check for the issue in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, you will have access to basic drivers and files. Step 2: Check with another user profile

    If you do not have another user account, you will have to create one. If everything works fine with another user profile, you can infer that the user profile is corrupt, check the link to know how to fix this issue.

  5. POL JOHANNESEN replied on February 25, 2013: » The issues I'm having are that most of my programs, when I try to start them up, want me to start them using another program, including internet explorer, etcetera. the way I was finally able to access the web was by clicking the search for programs on the web link at the bottom.I believe it is a virus and I know that I did or still do have the win7 internet security virus. I can't seem to get rid of it, nor download anything. I'm running sfc scan as I type.

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