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Windows 7: .txt is not a valid win 32 application

10 Dec 2014   #1
jojocat

INDIANA Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
.txt is not a valid win 32 application

i have successfully exported data from an online report to notepad for months. Just recently, I have been getting the error message, ".txt is not a valid win 32 application". Any ideas on how I can get this ability back or check my system to ensure that notepad is the default program?


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10 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello jojocat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed .txt option in the tutorial below may be able to help if it's an association issue causing this.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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10 Dec 2014   #3
jojocat

INDIANA Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

100% that worked, quick and easy, I'm not sure exactly how or what happened but, Thank you so much!
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10 Dec 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

It sounded like your .txt file may have been mistakenly set to open with an invalid application. The .reg file restores the default to have them open with Notepad.
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