Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Windows 7 Windows 7
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

files open in notepad


(!)

newtothis2010's Avatar
newtothis2010 newtothis2010 is offline
Computer Specs
Junior Member with 1 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Experience: Beginner
29-Jun-2010, 08:33 PM #1
Red face files open in notepad
Yesterday I must have deleted or changed something? All files open to notepad. Icons on my desktop changed to notepad too. Advice please.
golddust's Avatar
Member with 2,060 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: southeast USA
29-Jun-2010, 08:48 PM #2
Click on Start > Default programs > Associate File Type or Protocol with a program. Here you can see what the defaults are and change them.
khanyasir's Avatar
khanyasir khanyasir is offline
Junior Member with 5 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
30-Jun-2010, 01:35 AM #3
Download the file from this location

https://www.yousendit.com/download/ K0JSSlIxT001aWF4dnc9PQ

extract, run the registry file,and restart your pc
khanyasir's Avatar
khanyasir khanyasir is offline
Junior Member with 5 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
30-Jun-2010, 01:39 AM #4
this is the correct link, copy and paste into ur browser....


https://www.yousendit.com/dl? phi_action=app/orchestrateDownload&rurl=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.yousendit.com%252Ftransfer .php%253Faction%253Dbatch_download%2526batch_id%253DK0JSSlIxT001aWF4dnc9PQ
TheOutcaste's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 9,028 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Experience: Intermediate
30-Jun-2010, 12:25 PM #5
You can't set the association for EXE and LNK files from Start | Default programs, and the XP exe fix won't work on Windows 7.

If you somehow used the Open with dialog to set exe files to open with another program, you have to delete the UserChoice entry in the registry.
See this article Win 7 is identical to Vista for this):
Restore the .exe file association in Windows Vista, after incorrectly associating it with another application
You can download the exefix_cu.reg file listed under Attachments to fix the EXE association. If it's the LNK association, you'll need to manually edit the registry.

If the exe association has been modified, or you used the XPFix that khanyasir posted, go here:
File association fixes for Windows 7
and download the fix for EXE files.
To extract the file from the ZIP archive, double click on the downloaded file to open it, then drag the enclosed file to your desktop.
Double click the file to merge it into the registry.

You may need to use the LNK fix as well, LNK is for shortcuts.
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Title Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xp stationary keeps opening in notepad in outlook express 6 hometyre Windows XP 3 31-Dec-2009 10:18 AM
Solved: All My Programs Open In Notepad How Do I Make It Stop? boomers rule All Other Software 3 24-May-2009 05:21 AM
Application file type ... everything opens in notepad 2 (oops) SgtSlaughter Windows XP 12 18-Mar-2007 11:27 PM
Registry files opening with notepad! sticker Windows XP 3 27-Dec-2005 05:01 AM
All programs open in Notepad Kaijayne Windows XP 1 24-Aug-2003 12:21 PM

WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑