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Windows 7: Desktop Icons


14 Jul 2009   #1
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 
Desktop Icons

How do I get this Thumbnail to show as a Notepad Icon on my Desktop ???
W7 - 7600 x64




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14 Jul 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

1. Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations
2. scroll down to the .txt extension
3. click on change program
4. notepad should be showing in the box that appears, so select and press ok
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14 Jul 2009   #3
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Control Panel > Default Programs > Set Defaults ... (Notepad choice not there)

Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file .. > txt .. (Doesn't Work ???)
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14 Jul 2009   #4
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

Try

right click > open with > notepad > save as > rename it to whatever..

make sure you leave .txt on the end.. if that doesnt work try it without the .txt

hope i helped =)
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14 Jul 2009   #5
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Doesn't even like Wordpad


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14 Jul 2009   #6
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballistyx View Post
Try

right click > open with > notepad > save as > rename it to whatever..

make sure you leave .txt on the end.. if that doesnt work try it without the .txt

hope i helped =)
Sorry .. But Nice try
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14 Jul 2009   #7
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Sorry .. But Nice try
This link has kinda the same problem
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14 Jul 2009   #8
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I don't think Elvandil is up on all the W7 tricks yet .. And I can't try all his suggestions (yet)

Earlier, I had the same problem with the CCleaner shortcut, but was able to fix it by clearing the Icon cache.

I'm still getting the txt Thumbnails .. Even if I disable all thumbnail viewing.
I'm beginning to wonder about my "copy" of W7-7600 .. or is M$ tripping over themselves ??







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14 Jul 2009   #9
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

was it a fresh install or an upgrade?
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14 Jul 2009   #10
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I always do a fresh install.
I'm thinking about trying it again .. But I need a break first.

Thumbnails on the desktop in place of Icons is my second biggest complaint about Vista or W7

e.g... Since when, is a Thumbnail of the contents of a pdf file .. an Icon ??
and now .. a txt file ??
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