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Windows 7: Cannot create a new txt file in explorer - please help

25 Mar 2009   #11
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Curious... What's a journal document? It's in my context menu, but when I clicked to create a new one and made it and then clicked on it asked me what program to open it with so apparently it has no default program to be opened with.


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25 Mar 2009   #12
ebartolon

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

Horray!
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26 Mar 2009   #13
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
Hooray hooray hooray.
I think you may has guessed that this time it worked, ha ha.
I ran the reg file and did a right click. I could not see any change.
No, I thought.
Right clicked again and the text document option is there.
Dunno if it was there first time and I missed it. I hardly think so.
Prolly getting too excited.

Umm, now something has happened.
I have WinPatrol running - you may know the Scotty Watchdog.
Now here's a funny thing.
WinPatrol is telling me that it has detected a change in file type associations.
And get this: from Notepad++ to MSNotepad.
Would your reg file have caused that...
Well the reg file only adds the ShellNew property to the registry.
Try changing back the assosiation to Notepad++, and if you lose the context menu again, there, you found the culprit.

Perhaps it's an incompatibility with Notepad++ and Win7 context menus. If changing to Notepad++ disables the New Text Document, let me know of the Path where notepad++.exe resides, and i will make you a reg file to use that instead.
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26 Mar 2009   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fizban View Post
Curious... What's a journal document? It's in my context menu, but when I clicked to create a new one and made it and then clicked on it asked me what program to open it with so apparently it has no default program to be opened with.
Hi Fizban,

The following images should explain what this is. Basically, it is a tool that allows you to make hand written notes with a tablet pen on a tablet PC.
This is how these files appear.
Cannot create a new txt file in explorer - please help-capture.png
When you select one of these, the following appears. Note that the first time you run it, you will be asked to install a printer driver, for which you will require administrative credentials.
Cannot create a new txt file in explorer - please help-capture1.png
For more information, see Help.
Cannot create a new txt file in explorer - please help-capture2.png


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26 Mar 2009   #15
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Try changing back the association to Notepad++, and if you lose the context menu again, there, you found the culprit.

Perhaps it's an incompatibility with Notepad++ and Win7 context menus. If changing to Notepad++ disables the New Text Document, let me know of the Path where notepad++.exe resides, and i will make you a reg file to use that instead.
Hello limneos, umm, well it all seems to be working well this morning
I cannot understand why.
Yesterday, When Winpatrol asked permission to change the association (from Notepad++ to MSNotepad) I agreed, and I could then create a new txt file per your reg file.
I tried again now and I can still create a new txt file. Hooray.
Clicking to open it, it opens in Notepad++. Hooray.
I checked the association using Set Associations, and it says Notepad++.
Nevermind, I think Winpatrol has got it's knickers in a twist.
So, at the time of writing all is well.

Maybe you can show me the path in the registry that you corrected.

btw the Program Files path is:
E:\Program Files\Notepad++
but I don't think you need that now.

Thanks again for all your help,
anykey
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26 Mar 2009   #16
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi Fizban,

The following images should explain what this is. Basically, it is a tool that allows you to make hand written notes with a tablet pen on a tablet PC.
This is how these files appear.
Attachment 6499
When you select one of these, the following appears. Note that the first time you run it, you will be asked to install a printer driver, for which you will require administrative credentials.
Attachment 6500
For more information, see Help.
Attachment 6501
Ahh, that explains why I'd never used them, never owned a tablet PC.
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26 Mar 2009   #17
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Fizban,

You don't have to have a tablet PC. The program works perfectly well with the mouse, and I suspect that it will work just as well with a USB tablet pad and pen (although I haven't tried this).
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26 Mar 2009   #18
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Works fine with my wacom USB tablet and pen.

Gary
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26 Sep 2011   #19
princerouge

7 32
 
 

disable you UAC.
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16 Dec 2011   #20
iansane

XP, Vista, 7
 
 

Reg fix file number 1 worked for me. I see it just puts in a registry entry for .txt that I saw somewhere on another forum but the other forum confused me.

I think the guilty culprit for me was Ccleaner. I love that program but will have to look more carefully when running the reg cleaner after an update. I've gotten so used to trusting it because it always works perfectly and keeps my registry clean of crap so I blindly clicked on fix problems without saving a backup. duh, not to brite on my part.

This must be something that several AV and reg cleaning programs have falsely called a bad registry entry because I saw the same problem in many places while searching for this.

Oh well, good to have a fix now.

Thanks
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