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Every file opens with notepad

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bendiksjr, Jul 31, 2012.

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  1. Bendiksjr

    Bendiksjr Thread Starter

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    Yea basicly all the programs on my computer now opens with notepad. This happened because i opened a program with notepad and now my computer thinks that every program is supposed to be opened with notepad >.< Please someone help me fix this :)
     
  2. captainron276

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    To change what program opens your files, just Right click on a file then select Open with, and select your program:)
     
  3. Bendiksjr

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    when i open a program that program it was originally supposed to be opened with, all the other programs on my comuter opens with that program too.
     
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    captainron276 Ron

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    OK, when your in there selecting a program to open a file and only want that one file to open with it, look down towards the bottom of page and uncheck the Always use this type of program thingy.
     
  5. Bendiksjr

    Bendiksjr Thread Starter

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    oh, thanks thats one part solved :)
     
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    captainron276 Ron

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    Welcome:) good luck:)

    I have most of my file types associated with Wordpad.
     
  7. Bendiksjr

    Bendiksjr Thread Starter

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    altough not really, i have no idea what program all my files are supposed to be opened with
     
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    captainron276 Ron

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    What did your programs open with prior to Notepad? It might be a simple System Restore point prior to this getting messed up.
     
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    Or, you could click the Start button, select Default Programs from the black part of the menu, and when the list of programs comes up, you can choose which ones you prefer to use, and set the defaults that way. That would take care of the majority of them, I think.
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Did you really mean all "files" or just programs open with Notepad?

    If it is just programs (exe files), then you need to remove the file association. Exe files should not have any at all.

    Exe Reg Fix
    Exe Batch Fix
    Exe Com Fix
    EXEFIX_Vista/7

    Or, use the attached file. It is not really a zip file so it will not open as a zip file. It needs to be renamed FixEXE.scr and then run.
     

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    is there any way to delete everything on the computer (without doing it manually) and starting fresh. As if it was a completely new computer? My computer is an HP desktop and it did not come with a software cd with the operating system on it, the computer had it installed already.
     
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    Yes, if you have a recovery partition. Have you checked the manual?

    There should have been an option to make recovery media when you got the machine.
     
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