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cannot open ini files?

Posted on 2001-07-31
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can only open ini files if i change their ext to txt
same with sys files
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Question by:hogan456
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by:mishbal
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go into view folder options and repatch you file associations
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by:raizon
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Place a shortcut to Notepad.exe in your sendto folder and then when you right click on the file you can send it to notepad.  Works great!!!

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by:LeeTutor
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Or hold down the shift key while you right click on an .ini file, choose Open with... from the context menu, and then choose Notepad to do the opening; make sure there is a check mark next to Always use this program to open this type of file.
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reghakr earned 20 total points
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hogan,

I'm with mishbal if you want it done correctly.

Go to View>>Folder Options, click the FileTypes tab, scroll to the Configuration Settings entry, click the Edit button, choose open, click the edit button again and type in C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE under "application used to perform action"

When you choose open with... and select Notepad, it creates these crazy entries in the registry that look like this:
ini_auto_file

This happens for most all files you select using this method.

reghakr
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by:hogan456
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Thanks to mishbal too, but reghakr was more explanatory
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