Quote: Originally Posted by afache
I installed a software called ultraEdit on my windows 7 machine, but then after uninstalling it my text documents no longer use Notepad as the default program to open. I tried changing the default program that text documents open with, but it is not letting me. Could anyone give me some helpful hints on what might be the reason behind this behaivior?
The "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" check box is disabled when trying to do any changes.
The problem was due to ultra edit. After installing ultra edit, when you open it for the first time it shows "File Associations" window, there you might be selected all the check boxes(i.e., default file associations ultra edit opens). Here if you select .txt check box, then by default txt file opens with ultra edit & if at all you uninstall the ultra edit, the default option for the txt files would be ultra edit only, so when ever you open a txt file, it shows windows shell window, to open with..... In order to solve this problem, install the ultra edit once again, this time whenever you open ultra edit for the first time, then uncheck the txt check box & click on "ok", then the problem will be solved. I personally faced the problem & solved this problem