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Thread: All programs open with notepad

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    All programs open with notepad

    Hi friends,
    I am facing one big problem. Whenever i try to open any file, it opens in notepad automatically. I don't understand what's going wrong. Can someone help me with this?

    All suggestions are welcome.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: All programs open with notepad

    Try following:
    • Right click on the file which you want to open
    • Go to Properties
    • Click the change button to change the type of file
    • Click apply and OK

    If you want to open any image file change it to bitmap file type.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Re: All programs open with notepad

    I think your system has virus infections. Update your antivirus and rum system scan. Delete any infections if detected. Run applications for malware and spyware.
    When you double-click an .EXE file, the program may not launch, instead it may open in Notepad (displaying the .exe contents).

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: All programs open with notepad

    When you open any file (with .dat extension) in open with option, that time if you checked the box "Always use the selected program" as notepad. It may be possible that because of this, all files are opening in notepad.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    Re: All programs open with notepad

    Is there any other way to revert back to the old settings rather than changing each association ?

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