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    No File Association for Notepad

    I like my .txt files to open with Notepad, but right now they are not associated with it. When I use the Tools/Folder Options, File types tab, and select .txt, it shows as not being assocaassociated with anything. When I use the Change... button, and the list of Recommended or or Other Programs displays, Notepad is not listed. If I use the Browse... button, I can navigate to it, (c:Windows), but once I click the open button to return to the list of programs, Notepad is still not listed!

    I did a search for notepad and have attached an image of the search results. None of them work for me. Any ideas?
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    Re: No File Association for Notepad

    It should be the one listed in the system32 subfolder.
    The entry may be hidden in the system32 subfolder.

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    Re: No File Association for Notepad

    I don't have a notepad.exe file in there. I don't see WordPad there, either. Paint.exe is in there.

    Should I copy it in there?
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    Re: No File Association for Notepad

    My notepad.exe is also in the system32 folder & Windows.
    Try copying it there, it shouldn't hurt anything.
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    Re: No File Association for Notepad

    Just a general tip when dealing with "broken" file associations. In 98 (and probably other Windows versions) it's far easier to restore an association using the "Open With..." dialog than digging into the folder options. In 98, right-click a .TXT file in Windows Explorer, while holding down SHIFT. This makes visible the "Open With..." dialog. Select Notepad from the list, or navigate and find it, and check the box that says "Always use this program to open this file."

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    Re: No File Association for Notepad

    The problem is that Notepad isn't in the dialog box, and using the browse button to navigate to it doesn't result in it being added to the list, either. So, how do I get it in the list to use your tip?
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    Re: No File Association for Notepad

    Did you try to copy notepad to the systems32 folder yet?
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    Re: No File Association for Notepad

    That fixed it! Thanks for the help!
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