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Problems with .txt files

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  1. In_Need

    In_Need Thread Starter

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    Hello everybody,

    I am currently having a problem with my laptop. My disc drive will not read any .txt or .doc files of any kind. However, any other type of files can be read without any issues. Could this be a hardware failure or is it another issue? Any help or suggestions given are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    What program is associated with those file types.

    Another way to go would be to start notepad, then open a .txt file.

    Do you have Word installed for the .doc files?
    If so do the same, start Word and then open a .doc file
     
  3. Hughv

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    You may not have a file association for these files.
    File association tells the computer which program to use for a specific file type.
    Right-click one of these files.
    Choose "Open With".
    Select a program like Word, Notepad or Word Pad.
     
  4. In_Need

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    I am terribly sorry, but after reviewing my post I realize I have not been specific enough. The issue is that the disc(s) that I am trying to access have nothing but .txt and .doc files on them. When I put the disc in the drive it is not even registered as being present. However, any other discs will be registered as being there. That is the heart of my issue.

    Bob and Hughv - Thanks for your advice and sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
  5. Hughv

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    This sounds more like a problem with the disk than a problem with .txt files.
    Try cleaning it, or opening it on another computer.
    Has this disk worked in the past?
    Did you create the disk, or did someone else?
    In My Computer, right-click the drive and select "Explore".
     
  6. In_Need

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    The disc was created on this computer and has been read on this same computer in the past. It will read on other computers but not on my computer. Whenever the D drive is selected it will say it is not accessible, left or right clicked.
     
  7. kiwiguy

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    Then it is certainly a problem with the disk and/or your disk drive, nothing whatever to do with the files on the disk itself. If the disk is not recognised, no file can ever be seen.
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Since it works on other computers and files can be seen there, I would at least first backup all the files on that drive to another computer. At least you will have your files copied somewhere then.

    If it is a USB drive, do any USB drives work on your computer.
     
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