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Windows 7: 'New Text Document' missing?

21 May 2012   #11
ArProgrammer

Windows 7 Pro x64, Mac OS 10.7.4 (Lion)
 
 
You are the MAN!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Semicharm View Post
I had the same problem with "Text Document" missing from the New menu. In my case, the Default value in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt had been changed. All I had to do to fix the problem was to change the Default value back to txtfile

I know in XP that changing the file associations under HKEY_CURRENT_USER was optional, but I guess in Windows 7 it's mandatory.
Thanks Semicharm!! I signed up on this site just to say thank you. I've been trying to solve this one for several weeks (on and off).


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20 Nov 2012   #12
ToolmakerSteve

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

The change of .txt registry key to default value of "txtfile" also worked for me.

Here are the lines of a .reg file that will set this key:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt]
@="txtfile"

(Attached is a downloadable .reg file containing those lines.)
(Back up your registry before running any .reg file.)


Attached Files
File Type: reg Reset txt extension to txtfile.reg (160 Bytes, 92 views)
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20 Feb 2013   #13
fraser1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Many thanks for giving me the solution to this problem.

I noticed that several people here experienced the problem after installing Dreamweaver which is obviously what caused my problem.

One other problem that I've also noticed is that now when I try and open a new tab/window via a link in IE9 all I get is a blank page and wondered whether this is also connected?

I say this because I recently commissioned two absolutely identical PC's one of which DID NOT get Dreamweaver installed on and this one is fine re Notepad and IE9.
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