wordpad document with text icon

June 9, 2014 at 15:23:44
Specs: Windows 7
I do not know how this happened but my wordpad files open allright but appear with a text icon instead on the screen. How can i restore the wordpad icon?

Can anyone please help?

Thank you in advance!!!


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#1
June 10, 2014 at 09:57:21
Try re-associating the document with wordpad.

Select the document in question,
Right Click,
Select Properties (usually down the bottom of the popup)

In the Properties window, near the top, there should be a section that reads
Type of File:
Opens With:

Next to the Opens With line there is a Change button
click on the Change button and select Wordpad from the list.
If Wordpad is not on the list, select Browse and navigate to the wordpad.exe file.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
June 10, 2014 at 12:34:12
I most grateful for your reply Mike.
I have tried it and it doesn't work. The document seems to be associated with wordpad already because it opens with wordpad allright. I just seem to have lost the wordpad logo. I have also tried "icon selection" for wordpad from the Start Menu and that still doesn't work. The icon I keep on getting for all my wordpad documents on the screen is the one I am sending you. I repeat that they open allright but I cannot change the icon.
Any ideas?
Thank you in advance.">

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#3
June 10, 2014 at 12:36:58
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I most grateful for your reply Mike.
I have tried it and it doesn't work. The document seems to be associated with wordpad already because it opens with wordpad allright. I just seem to have lost the wordpad logo. I have also tried "icon selection" for wordpad from the Start Menu and that still doesn't work. The icon I keep on getting for all my wordpad documents on the screen is the one I am sending you. I repeat that they open allright but I cannot change the icon.
Any ideas?
Thank you in advance.">

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#4
June 10, 2014 at 12:39:20
present icon
I most grateful for your reply Mike.
I have tried it and it doesn't work. The document seems to be associated with wordpad already because it opens with wordpad allright. I just seem to have lost the wordpad logo. I have also tried "icon selection" for wordpad from the Start Menu and that still doesn't work. The icon I keep on getting for all my wordpad documents on the screen is the one I am sending you. I repeat that they open allright but I cannot change the icon.
Any ideas?
Thank you in advance."
(sorry I have some difficultieswith the capture)

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#5
June 10, 2014 at 14:07:50

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#6
June 10, 2014 at 20:09:22
no hope I am afraid. I did everything up to the merge thing which I could not do as I could not find an .srt option to download.
so problem remains.
it seems I will not avoid calling a technician in.
it Works allright but it is still irritating not to be able to tell straight away whether it is a wordpad icon or not.
Still I am deeply grateful for your help.
Thank you again.

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#7
June 11, 2014 at 07:44:11
could not find an .srt option to download.

I see no reference to a .srt file on the page.

Just to make sure, the web site I linked to was:

www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/49819-icon-cache-rebuild.html

Is that the location you went to?

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#8
June 11, 2014 at 13:04:55
Exactly. Now, I did all the steps. At some stage it says "if the icons still do not work then download and merge the extension file". now I could not find anything associated with wordpad on the page. I downloaded the .txt bit but again that did not help. and the problem remains. when i get to an .srt file on the screen the icon is a lined piece of Paper. when you click on it at the Top Line of the screen it asks you whether you want to open it with notepad or wordpad. which is annoying.because I have already stated that wordpad should be my default program for .srt files.
it is quite annoying. I mean the fact that I have tried so many things and it still isn't fixed.
but as I said , I am most grateful Mike.

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#9
June 11, 2014 at 13:34:51
Search for the file wordpad.exe and see if that shows the correct icon. Not sure where we go from there but it might tell us something.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
June 11, 2014 at 13:49:56
When you downloaded the TXT file, did it show as only Default_TXT file?

If you have the default settings on your computer, then you did not see that this file is actually named Default_TXT.reg

In windows, I believe, the default is to hide known file extensions, so you will not see the .reg at the end.

If that is what you have, then simply follow the instructions given at the top of the page:

3. Right click on the downloaded .reg file, and click on Merge.

After you right click on the file, the Merge option should be at the top of the pop-up window.

See if that works.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#11
June 11, 2014 at 13:58:08
If the TXT file does not work,
you might also try the RTF file type
which is also supported by Wordpad.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#12
June 11, 2014 at 14:44:30
I 've done all that you said. The problem remains. It is interesting to note that if I create a NEW wordpad file, the icon appears allright. BUT all .srt files have lost their icon. well, it is driving me mad. what can i say...........

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#13
June 11, 2014 at 15:32:46
BUT all .srt files have lost their icon.

Files named with the extension .srt, contain formatted lines of plain text in groups separated by a blank line. They are created by the SubRip software program.

If you have .srt files that you want associated with WordPad then try to associate them:

Select Start
Select Control Panel
Select Programs
Select Make a file type always open in a specific program

Scroll down the list until you get to .srt file name,
under the Current Default heading it will probably say unknown

Click on the .srt file name, and in the upper right corner,
Click on the Change button and select Wordpad from the list.
If Wordpad is not on the list, select Browse and navigate to the wordpad.exe file.

See if that works.

Also, did you try my suggestion in reply # 11 about using the .RTF instead of the .TXT reg file?


MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/

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#14
June 11, 2014 at 15:39:07
srt is already associated with wordpad. This is why the file opens immediately with word pad. It is just the icon that is wrong. Would it help to reinstall wordpad?

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#15
June 11, 2014 at 15:55:26
Try my suggestion in reply # 11 and if that does not work, reinstalling Wordpad probably won't hurt but it's worth a try.

Sorry can't be of more assistance.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#16
June 11, 2014 at 16:08:50
I'm not really sure this is an iconcache issue but if you are game in the registry
then see "Manually Rebuilding the Icon Cache" here:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

Increasing the iconcache to 4096 is often worthwhile anyhow. Plenty of reboots can
sometimes fix iconcache issues (either with or without the increased cache size).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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