Wordpad not in list

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ACD

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When I try to use the open with window to read a txt file, the Wordpad program is not in the list, I use the browse button, find the program and ok it but it still is not in the list. Wordpad does work though if I open it manually, but since it is not in the list I cannot make it my default program for .txt files. Any Ideas on what is causing this?
 

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Click the box first, then browse for WordPad.

You can change file associations as well within Windows Explorer
 

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supan0v4 said:
Go Folder Options >> File Types >> Select .txt and click advanced >> doulbe click open >> 'In application used to preform action' place - C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1 in 'Application' place - NOTEPAD and in 'Topic' place System

Hope that works
he wants to use wordpad.
 

ACD

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OK, I found out the reason it would not list it even after locating the file and adding it. When I built my machine I changed my default for installing programs to a different drive :d:/program files" instead of C. I searched the registry and located the Root entry for Wordpad and saw that it as pointing to the "default" setting, which is now D: instead of C: where it was installed during the setup. I moved the file to the D: location and NOW it is working. Thanks anyways! What puzzled me the most on this is that Wordpad is not listed in the componenets list for add/remove programs. I couldnt uninstall/install it if I wanted to! :eek:
 
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