Notepad Reg Hack
Posted on 2000-04-12
I am running a Win98SE box and I have a reg hack to include Open with Notepad as an option anytime I right click on a file. However, when I pick that option, for instance for file abc.def I get an error message that says
"Windows cannot find file abc.def. This file is needed for opening files of the type "DEF"."
This happens even for .txt files. This is kind of an iffy hack, and I think it is affected by something else, because it worked great on this machine before it was rebuilt, worked on one of my Win95 machines and not the other, and works on one of my NT4.0SP6 boxes and again, not the other.
And by the way, if you try the left-click, shift-right-click open with...
and scroll down to Notepad, that doesn't work either on the affected machines. The Notepad Icon is replaced with the standard executable icon, and you get the same error message. Any help would be greatly appreciated.