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Okay this is a little ricdiculous, but on my 2000 Windows server.  Whenever I go try to open a txt. file and use open with it will not let me set the default.  "Always use this program to open this file"  It is grayed out.  I have admin rights it is in a domain.  

More than a nuisance but can not figuring it out and now it's bothering me.

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Try Tools/Folder Options/View/Restore Defaults within Explorer
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You might also locate the TXT extension on the File Types tab and set it there.
Highlight TXT and click Advanced
With Open selected, click edit
Place the application path or choose browse to choose the one you want (don't forget the %1)
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Negative same result
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Grayed out as well in the advanced tabs
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If it was a group policy none of my computer would be able to do it correct?
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No, I don't think so necessarily.
What about other file-types?
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check up on the permissions and ownership....
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It's the same with all file types
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Permissions everyone has permission and my user domain admin is owner
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You might check RSoP just to be sure it's not a setting...
Start/run/mmc
File/Add-remove snap-in
Add
Resultant Set of Policy.
Follow the wizard...
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no policies
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Wow - can you try creating another admin user to weed out if it's a profile issue?
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What does it have in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt  ??? Any sub keys?
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Also had to change value of "ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000000

Thanks for all those that helped.
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thanks wmarcinko....

all the best to you....
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That's pretty cool.. what else can you do that has a global effect like that???  MSGeek
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