[24hoursupport] Notepad/txt file 'association' problem

  • From: our kitty <sweetiepie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 00:10:29 -0500

Hi everyone, 

I tried the advice in the last email below, adding (space %1) to the
line, and it didn't work.  Anyone have any ideas how to get notepad++ to
be associated with clicking on txt files again?  (history below)



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(original message)

Hi --

I tried Metapad.  Worked great.  Found out it would not permit me to
copy/paste from generic notepad or notepad++ files, to paste into email

Tried to uninstall metapad; nothing to uninstall.  

Problem; all notepad files are now 'associated' with metapad.  Cannot
any notepad files by clicking on them, but only by opening notepad
first, then file/open, then searching down the filepath for the file.  

Notepad++ successfully does copy/paste to email compositions.  

Question; how do I 'associate' all former notepad files with notepad++
(aka Notepad3)?  

Glitch; when I right-click on a notepad file, I no longer get the 'open
with' option.  Should I reinstall the Windows98 update?  Will that
straighten everything out, or will it 'preserve' my 'preferences',
meaning, will it fail to correct things that are now wrong?  



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(reply to my original mssg)


To get your .txt extension back to opening with notepad, do this:

Open Windows Explorer. It doesn't matter what directory is showing when
do this.

On the menu, select tools and then folder options.

On the screen that comes up, select the File Types tab.

Scroll down the list to the TXT extension. Click it once to highlight
Then click the Change button (it might be Edit or Advanced).

Click on the Open item to highlight it and click the Edit (it might be
Change) button

Put the complete path to notepad.exe in the box. Follow it with a space
then %1.

     EXAMPLE:     C:\Windows\notepad.exe %1          <--- you need to
the exact path to notepad.exe here

Click on OK as many times as needed to get yourself back out to
That should do it.

Please note that I am doing this from memory because I no longer have a
Windows 98 machine to look at for reference. It is slightly different
Windows XP. But the general sequence and idea is the same.

If this doesn't work, ask on the 24 hour group; there are many Windows
95/98/Me users there who will know how to help with this.

Good luck.

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