Solved please do the notepad uninstall, i don't want it

April 18, 2013 at 20:09:52
Specs: Windows 7
It don't want it, when i did my resume for some reason it keeps going to notepad and i don't like it, so please help me uninstall it. ty

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#1
April 18, 2013 at 21:58:18
Notepad is the default application for text files - its a plain test editor and nothing else. If you install it you will need something else to read plain text files, of which there are a lot of them in Windows, Do you have another text editor? If so, make that the default text editor and you will never see Notepad again.

Notepad is such a simple application that is installed by default with Windows There is no nu-install for it but you can delete it from the Windows Folder. If you do an do not designate another text editor you will get an error every time you or some other application tries to open a text file. But why bother, it is only 189 kBs

Notepad is so simple application there is not much to not like about it.

Stuart


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#2
April 18, 2013 at 22:46:37
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Right click on your document, and select "properties". Then click the "opens with" button, and select another text editor. if it doesn't appear in the list shown, click the button on the bottom, and browse to your favorite editor.

I'm a toxic agent, on a dangerous mission so secret, that even I don't know what it is, because if I did, I would have to kill myself.


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#3
April 18, 2013 at 22:53:10
Notepad is considered a critical system files and by default even an administrator does not have permissions to delete it. This is not recommended.

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#4
April 19, 2013 at 02:06:59
I don't see any need to delete Notepad. It is harmless.

On the other hand, if you replace it with another text editor,
there is no particular reason not to delete it. Still no reason
to delete it, though!

There are many different file types and filename extensions
other than .txt that are plain text, and use Notepad by default.
How does one change the default for ALL of those file types?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
April 19, 2013 at 11:53:17
NotePad is a harmless little program and uninstalling it is NOT the fix, even if you can.
If NotePad is opening instead of something else then you need to fix your file associations. Removing NotePad now would mean nothing would open your files.

If NotePad is opening on all programs then run the EXE fix from here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

If it is only one type of file that is opening NotePad (such as a doc) then let us know what file type it is and what program normally opens it. We can then recommend a fix.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
April 20, 2013 at 07:05:37
Similar to the original poster, I don't like Notepad either,
and generally use Ultra Edit instead. However, as I said
above, there are many filename extensions besides .txt
that are interpreted as plain text, and so start Notepad
by default. In addition, I have thousands of old plain text
files that I gave filename extensions which were useful to
me but mean nothing to my computer. It would be nice
to set it up so that when I double-click on a file of a type
that Windows doesn't recognize, it would open the file
in Ultra Edit. That might be useful to the original poster.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
April 20, 2013 at 09:32:27
If the files are txt files then sure, all sorts of NotePad alternatives are available. If they are something else (which I'm inclined to suspect), such as doc, then they need to be associated with a more appropriate program such as Word.

If NotePad is uninstalled as requested then unless some further action is taken then the un-given file type will not open at all without further action. We need more information from the poster in order to give proper help on this one.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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