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

  • From: Joe Parker <joe.parker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 09:49:33 -0400

You know, if none of the usual methods work to associate .txt files, you 
can always resort to trickery.

1) search for and copy Metapad.exe someplace safe.
2) delete the original
3) *copy* notepad.exe to the same place
4) rename *the copy of* notepad.exe to metapad.exe

At 01:10 AM 5/4/2002, you wrote:

>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)
>*********** REPLY SEPARATOR  ***********
>(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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