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Re: 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.
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You have notepad set as your default text reader. If you have Word installed use that as your default. So go in set up your default programs you can do this by going to setup default programs in the start menu when you get there look for your default programs for .doc files etc and set it to open up using Word or whatever Word program you have other than notepad. It will not harm your computer if you open .doc or .txt files using notepad.
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It's possible you may have a virus infection. Have you run a virus scan recently? If not I suggest you do so. In particular look for a file containing ust scandal. Report back with your findings and I'll advise you further.
still the problem exist then try
1. open your notepad and do not write anything in that, just save that as "autorun.inf" (without quotes)
2. Then copy that file to all of your drives for e.g:- c:/, d:/ e.t.c
3. Restart your pc
4. Go to your first drive for example c:/ and delete the file autorun.inf
When you open the file, Windows may be trying to open it with the wrong program. It may be trying to open a picture file with Notepad, which would result in numbers and unreadable characters. If this is the problem, right click on the file, choose "Open With", and choose the appropriate program.
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.
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.