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Canit open files

When i try to open files notepads would come up.and when i download.

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Hi this is a common problem. Your .exe associations have become corrupted somehow.. the link below will help you effect a repair.

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What program should i use to open files they dont open with internet explorer

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.

2. Adobe Reader.

3.Jave runtime

4. Winrar

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

It will open almost any files.

That's it.

Jan 06, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook


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.


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

on Dec 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Wolfenstein 2 exe executes Notepad

check the association if is set that notepad should open the .exe file and get a new copy of this game the try again .

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File problem

Do you have a Torrent client installed?

Go here download it and install it. then try again

Nov 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I can't get files to come up

Hi, Based on your post/description, it would seem that most of your document/aaplication file associations have been moved over to notepad. This is only possible if: 1. Somehow you have lost/deleted your word processing application and all others; 2. Virus/malware infection which changed file association; 3. Registry change/fault; 4. System/Application files corrupted. Actions you can try: a. Scan your system for virus/malware b. Apply/follow Microsoft's recommended repair/changing of file association in c. Repair/Modify/Reinstall all your applications d. Worst case scenario is you may have to reinstall your OS and of course thereafter all your applications. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Sep 20, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I canit open files

Change the file associations in Windows. Right click a file you wish to open and then select the OPEN WITH option and then select CHOOSE PROGRAM. If the application you wish to use is NOT in the PROGRAMS list, use the BROWSE option to locate the one you want. Check the ALWAYS USE THE SELECTED PROGRAM TO OPEN THIS KIND OF FILE option and then click OK You can do this for any other file types that are wrongly associated. It may be worthwhile finding out what caused your file associations to get messed up in the first place. You may have a virus.

Sep 15, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Can't open files

your pc has a virus, try to install an anti virus this might solve your problem, if it still occur, just reformat your HDD.

Sep 14, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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I can't pull up files

Sounds like you have a trojan virus. Try your request again for live help. My popup blocked it. It's open now

Sep 14, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I can't open files

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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