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I can't open files

When I open files notepad well come up or when I try to download.

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  • dasannankra Mar 18, 2008

    when i ope any programe note pad comes up

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Whatever you are downloading and trying to open is something that you have not got the software associated with it to open it and either you have chose notepad to open up the file or windows as selected it as default as it cannot find a programme that you have installed to open it. If you know that you have an associated programme, right click on the file select open with and then browse for the required programe.

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B.A. Regedit


Any of you that do websites and like to open .html and similar files in notepad to edit scripts, this is the coolest windows registry edit ever you can download the zip file with the .reg in it (run it and it automatically adds itself to your registry) or do it manually.

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http://www.geocities.com/ichbindeingott5/winxp-notepad.zip

Manually: regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\Shell add the key "notepad" it's default value should be "open with notepad" now, under "notepad", add the key "command" it's default value should be (with the quotes) "c:\windows\system32\Notepad.exe" "%1"

ok, exit regedit and go right click on ANY file...
you new option: Open with notepad.

I know this one works on XP and 2000, you can PROBABLY enter it manually on windows 9x, but I have not tested that.

I know maybe not everyone cares... but this was fun for me because I love tweaking my computer and it makes some web design stuff easier for me :D

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A file is usually open by the computer only when the associated program is installed in the system. The associated program recognize the file extension and open it.

For Example :A notepad file will be open by Notepad editor untill and unless you cange it to open with other program.

Microsoft Word can open a notepad file too.

Files usually you will find or will downloaded from internet are usually .exe, .rar, .zip, mp3, .avi, pdf etc.

I recommended, you installed these few softwares

1. Adobe Flash player.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player.exe

2. Adobe Reader.

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.2/enu/AdbeRdr920_en_US.exe

3.Jave runtime

http://fs4.filehippo.com/2222/75ce054974f24f4ca18bf8c0be7bc18f/jre-6u17-windows-i586-s.exe

4. Winrar

http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar391.exe

Don't if you are not sure of the application to open a file.Download
"Irfanview".below is the link

http://fileforum.betanews.com/sendfile/1099412658/1/1262777908.514057fe0774684918afa85f23fdb31b3a1511ce/irfanview_plugins_425_setup.exe

It will open almost any files.

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