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Windows 7: Replaced Notepad by Accident

28 May 2011   #1
ascii

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Replaced Notepad by Accident

Hi! I accidently set the program ConTEXT to replace Notepad. I would like to set it back to Notepad because I prefer it but I can't figure out how! When I search for "Notepad" it just gives me the icon for ConTEXT under the name Notepad and when I click it it opens up ConTEXT. Does anyone know how I can get Notepad back? Thank you!


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28 May 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ascii View Post
Hi! I accidently set the program ConTEXT to replace Notepad. I would like to set it back to Notepad because I prefer it but I can't figure out how! When I search for "Notepad" it just gives me the icon for ConTEXT under the name Notepad and when I click it it opens up ConTEXT. Does anyone know how I can get Notepad back? Thank you!
Welcome to the forum,

Notepad is located in C:\Windows , scroll down and you'll see notepad.exe.


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28 May 2011   #3
ascii

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Tried that, Notepad just appears to have been completely overridden by ConTEXT :/
See the problem?
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28 May 2011   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ascii View Post
Tried that, Notepad just appears to have been completely overridden by ConTEXT :/
See the problem?
I see what it did, you need to rename it from notepad.exe.bak to notepad.exe.

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28 May 2011   #5
ascii

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks that did it!
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28 May 2011   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ascii View Post
Thanks that did it!
Glad to hear it, You're welcome!
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