Thanks Joe. Got it already, but I'll keep this in mind for future ref. BTW, that's how metapad's faq suggested installing it, but I got dumb and used metapad's dos autoinstall download, and regretted it almost from the very minute I did that. But everything seems to be squared away now. Raphael Joe Parker wrote: > > 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) > > > >Thanks. > > > >Raphael > > > > > >*********** 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 > >compositions. > > > >Tried to uninstall metapad; nothing to uninstall. > > > >Problem; all notepad files are now 'associated' with metapad. Cannot > >open > >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? - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.