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Windows 7: Cannot edit txt files using windows 7 context menu .. .


21 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 32 bit Ultimate
 
 
Cannot edit txt files using windows 7 context menu .. .

I get a:

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action"
whenever i select Edit in windows 7's context menu .. . associating txt files
to my notepad "ted notepad" placed in system32 doesn't help .. .

& this editing option for txt files is used before loading a text file
in a program, in other words, needed .. .



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21 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Delicate,

Downloading and merging the txt option in the tutorial below will restore all the default associations for .txt files and should be able to fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7 32 bit Ultimate
 
 

I still receive that warning, that txt patch doesn't work for "txt edition" from the Windows 7 context menu .. .
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21 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange, it should have opened the .txt file in notepad when you right click on the .txt file and click on Edit. I created a REG file below that will replace the default "Edit" context menu with a custom one that should have it open in notepad after merging it.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Custom_Edit_TXT_files.reg (314 Bytes, 30 views)
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21 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 32 bit Ultimate
 
 

MAGIC, woohoo )))

i donno if you created the previous txt association but, your reg reference would be benefic if it was merged
with the actual reg associations for txt files, thanks a lot mr Brink
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21 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Delicate.

The first REG file only contains the default registry entries for .txt files that I exported and put together. Normally that should work for most everyone.

After you posted it didn't work for you, I figured that you may have had something that changed the Edit function in some other unknown registry location. The 2nd REG file added the custom Edit option that would override whatever that may have caused the default Edit to not work. I'm happy to hear that it worked for you.
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