I save a txt file in notepad,when I open it

September 23, 2011 at 08:43:40
Specs: Windows 7
I save a text file in notepad, when I try to open it, it comes up as a ms dos and I can't open.

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#1
September 23, 2011 at 09:25:00
Weird. Try using Save As feature and make sure you select the correct file type. .doc is Word document, .txt is Note Pad, .rtf is Word Pad

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#2
September 23, 2011 at 09:42:58
If it is a .txt file then right click it and select Open With.

Associate it with Notepad.exe if NotePad is not on the list.

Not sure what you mean by "it comes up as a ms dos".

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#3
October 11, 2011 at 12:31:10
The same thing happened to me.

To clarify: I was working in Notepad and I saved to my desktop and closed it. Then I noticed it had an icon different than a Notepad file usually has. When I try to open it, I get the message:

"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."

How can I open this file?

I'm using Win7 Pro 64


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#4
October 11, 2011 at 12:59:53
right mouse click on the file and go to properties. What is listed with Open With?

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#5
October 11, 2011 at 13:13:54
There is no Open With.

"Type of file:" is "MS-DOS Application (.com)"


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#6
October 14, 2011 at 06:52:06
Someone on another forum had the solution - it was quite simple.

Rename the file with ".txt" instead of ".com"


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#7
October 14, 2011 at 07:04:46
well ya. question is how it is you say you saved it as txt but it ended up with .com

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#8
October 17, 2011 at 11:05:08
myrrhjack

The file should have saved as txt in the first place, not com.
It would have been better to start your own thread because no two issues are quite alike.

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