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WRI files "Open With" Notepad.  Need to correct.

Posted on 1997-07-27
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This is something I did by accident.  Now I can't figure out how to correct it.  I hav browsed the registry to no avail and none of the docs seem to say how this can be reversed.
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Start File Explorer, choose View/Options/File Types, select "Write documents" from the field of Registered File Types, double click on it, the Edit File Type dialog box pops up, select  "open" in the Actions area, push the Edit button, replace the line of "Application used to perform action" with "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE" "%1".

Note, replace the C:\ with your NT's system drive

Hope this helps,
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I do not have a registered type called "Write Documents."  Is it possible it could be under another name?  I tried to create a Write documents type with the WRI extension but was told WRI is already in use for WRI_something_something.  I also found this listed in the Registry when I was searching around.
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Delete the old one about WRI_something, and create a new file type for .WRI file. Then, do the procedure I said before.

Hope this helps,
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I didn't solve this your way but you did give me an idea I think worked out better.  Being reluctant to just remove WRI_auto_file, I used regedit to go to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    WRI_auto_file
        shell
            open
                command

Where I changed \WINNT\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE to
Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE

That solved the problem and I think was a cleaner way to handle it.  Of course, I needed your lead to figure out where I needed to go and what to do when I got there.
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