changing txt file association


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Jeff

I use a program "Notepad2.exe" to work on my text files. Since I installed
SP3 when I click on a .txt file it opens in Microsoft's built-in Notepad. I
thought it would be simple to change the association by going to
Tools\Folder Options\File Types and change txt to Notepad2.exe, but to my
surprise, I could find no .txt definition to change. I know I could add it
but did not wish to mess things up. Can I just add a new txt to associate
with Notepad2.exe or will that break something?

Also what is the difference between TXF (that I found associated with MS
Notepad) and TXT (which I did not find)?

Thanks.

Jeff
 
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J

Jeff

VanguardLH said:
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In Windows Explorer, right-click on a .txt file.
Select "Open With" from context menu, then select "Choose Program".
Pick whatever application you want to use to open the .txt file.

Remember to enable the "Always use the selected program" checkbox.


You'll have to use a hex editor on the .txf file if it isn't a
plain-text file that Notepad can show. Might indicate what app
creates that filetype.

Thank you so much. That did it. I had forgotten that way of doing it.

My txt files are all plain-text ASCII files and the program I wanted to
associate them with, Notepad2.exe, is an enhanced version of Notepad that
has some additional capabilities I use.

Thank you again.

Jeff
 
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