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Windows 7: Notepad save is broken?


29 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Notepad save is broken?

Recently my little Notepad has been broken. I'm not sure when it started happening, but every time I try to use it, this happens: Broken notepad.png
I can open it fine, type fine, etc, but every time I click Save or Save as, the above happens. No matter what option I click, the box just disappears for a split second and pops back up, unchanged. If I click on Notepad it starts to say it's not responding. The only way I can exit it out is via task manager, or making the 'Notepad is not responding, do you want to..' window come up and end it that way.
What is this problem and how can I fix it? I didn't think something like NOTEPAD could even do this |3




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29 Jun 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Right click on an empty spot on your desktop.
Select New from the context menu.
Select Text Document from the context sub-menu.
Double click on that newly created text document.
Type in some junk.
Try to save it.

Let us know what happens.
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29 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

I've never come across this happening with notepad, but I stumbled across this if it helps...

Error when trying save Notepad files: There is no disk in the - Microsoft Community

as well as maybe this

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-67bedff9bc9f
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29 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Right click on an empty spot on your desktop.
Select New from the context menu.
Select Text Document from the context sub-menu.
Double click on that newly created text document.
Type in some junk.
Try to save it.

Let us know what happens.
It.. fixed it?
Weird.
It let me do as you instructed, and let me save just fine.
I then did it the way I was before (open up start menu, type Notepad into the search and hit enter, which, when I type the name of the program correctly like 'Paint' or 'Dropbox' or 'Notepad' it opens up like I want it to) and try to save something like normal, and it worked too.. I have no clue what happened there, but I think it's better now. Thanks for the easy fix, I suppose xP
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29 Jun 2013   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

That told notepad to forget the previous path that it had saved something to.

Perhaps the save and save as process was wanting to check a drive that did not have media in it.
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