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Can't open notepad...urgent

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by kdt511, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. kdt511

    kdt511 Thread Starter

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    I can go to start>accessories>notepad, and it will open.

    But, when i double click on a notepad file, it won't open. It doesn't do anything. Yes, those files are set up to open with notepad. I can right click on these files and open with WordPad, but they won't open up in Notepad.
    I can also have Notepad open, and do a file>open and open these files. The only thing that doesn't seem to work is double clicking on the .txt files themselves.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Operating system?
     
  3. kdt511

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    Sorry, XP Home
     
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    Nope, didn't work.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Search for Notepad.exe. Be sure there are at least 2 copies, one in Windows and one in Windows\System32 folders. Copy to whichever is missing.
     
  7. kdt511

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    There is one in /windows/ notepad.exe

    There is one in /windows/system32/ notepad.exe (created 2001), which is weird considering I reformatted and reinstalled XP a few weeks ago

    There is another one in /windows/system32/ notpad.exe (created yesterday evening, yes, it's notpad, not notepad)

    The two in /system32 are slightly different File Versions, but they're both 67.5kb.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot.
     
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    That's it, thanks so much!
     
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