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Windows 7: Text File does not open with Notepad

31 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 
Text File does not open with Notepad

Hi All,
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?

Note:
The "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" check box is disabled when trying to do any changes.


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31 Jul 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Hi and welcome to seven forums, Have you tried right clicking a txt document and "open with" . Then select the choose default programme /notepad,be sure the checkbox for always use this program for the selected file type is ticked
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31 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

I tried 'open with', and I have chosen notepad yes (while the checkbox for 'always use this program for the selected file type' is ticked ), and It opens well.

I would like it to open automatically with notepad without choosing open with.... Any ideas?
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31 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When you right-click a txt file and select properties, what program does "open with" point to?
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31 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

it points to unknown application, and I cannot change it.
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31 Jul 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Set the filetype association to Notepad here: Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations
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31 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You might try setting Notepad as the default for text files via the Control Panel and Default Programs.
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31 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Oops! Too slow!
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31 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

I tried the set association in the control panel, but everytime I change the .txt to Notepad it flips back to unknown application. It is not letting me change it.
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31 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had recently installed a video-playing program. When it proved buggy, I uninstalled it using revouninstaller aggressively. When I double-checked through the registry, the program had ingratiated itself into every video format/extension entry where I couldn't delete it. While I didn't notice if I was hampered by those registry entries, ultimately, I had to revert to a restore point prior to its install. Could your case with ultraEdit be similar? Perhaps an earlier restore point may solve this problem?
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