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notepad will not open

June 18, 2005 at 08:37:30
Specs: winxp pro, 384

Notepad is no longer on my "open with" list. When I browse to find it, click on notepad, nothing happens. Notepad files will not open with notepad by double clicking them to open. They will open with Wordpad. I can open Notepad through Accessories>notepad, then click File and select the notepad file to open, it will open that way. But I can't double click the notepad file and have it open!! How do I get this funtion back?

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#1
June 18, 2005 at 08:44:04

JoniXP, What's the file extension (.txt, etc.) of the files you're trying to open with notepad?

Tufenuf


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#2
June 18, 2005 at 08:54:16

It's .txt. It was created with notepad.

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#3
June 18, 2005 at 09:02:39

JoniXP, There should be a copy of notepad.exe in both your C:\Windows folder & your C:\Windows\System32 folder. If either are missing copy and paste a copy in the folder where it's missing. Then see if it works. There is somw malware that meeses with notepad.exe.

Tufenuf


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#4
June 18, 2005 at 09:12:09

Tufenuf, Thanks,

There's no notepad.exe in my system32 folder. How do I copy notepad.exe to system32 and which notepad.exe do I copy? When I run a search for files and folders named notepad, a lot of them come up.


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#5
June 18, 2005 at 09:17:11

JoniXP, Use Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) and open your C:\Windows folder. Locate notepad.exe and right click it and choose Copy then open your C:\Windows\System32 folder and in the right side pane just right click on an empty area and choose paste.

Tufenuf


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#6
June 18, 2005 at 09:19:31

Tufenuf,
Cancel my last post, because I got it to work! I did like you said and copied a notepad.exe to system32 folder and now everything is working OK. Thank you so much!! Take care.

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#7
June 18, 2005 at 09:22:26

JoniXP, Glad to see that the problem is fixed and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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#8
June 20, 2005 at 10:27:53

Tufenuf, I am back again. HELP!

I am still having problems with notepad. When I try to save a notepad file, it will not save. *.txt appears as the file name. But if I change the file name to anything else, for example to "Test", then it will save it and reopen again. Why will it not save if I don't specify a filename?



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#9
June 20, 2005 at 10:28:54

I've had the same problem as JoniXP.. which was due to mistaken deletion's of false positive's. After complete repair and running sfc, I cannot save in Notepad. According to screenshot of fp's, it also deleted notepad.exe in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\notepad.exe. I do not see it there. Does this need to be replaced also?

This has been a VERY long journey.. any help would be appreciated.
Carol


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#10
July 14, 2005 at 03:15:07

when i open some txt file with notepad or just open notepad it won't open but its in the taskmanager and is using 100% processor usage

can any one help me about this

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