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

  • From: our kitty <sweetiepie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 09:45:53 -0500

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.  


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?

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