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Problem with opening ini files...

Hi all...

I have a common problem in 4 to 5 pc's that the .ini files never opens up with the notepad when tried it flashes this message "the filename,directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"

but i am able to open it up with word pad file wat may be the sudden cause of this ??

Thanks in advance..
Hari

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  • harikreative Apr 08, 2008

    Sir,



    I had tried that too but when done ""the filename,directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect" occurs and right now I had selected wordpad as a default opener for the .ini files...

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We mean to say that even if we open it in notepad mode it is empty this occur "the filename,directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect" BUT in wordpad it work.

not to open in default application as notepad..

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From each computer:
right click on a .ini file,
select 'open with...'
choose notepad and select the box that says 'always use the selected program to ope this kind of file'
click 'ok'

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