Open .txt file outside of IE9

Hello there,

 I have a user on Windows 7 (32bit) using IE9. They wish to be able to click on a hyperlink to a .txt file, and have that .txt file open up automatically in UltraEdit. I have checked the file associations, and an already downloaded .txt file opens up correctly in UltraEdit, but when attempting to click on the IE9 link, it only opens up in the browser. I'm expecting to have to make some MIME/registry modifications, but I'm not certain how best to do that.
jamesduranAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is IE behaviour. Right Click on the TXT file, and select Open With and open with Ultra Edit. I have Ultra Edit and I do this, so it should work.
jamesduranAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your speedy response!

When I right click on a TXT file on my desktop, and choose open with, I can then select a program. However, a TXT file on my desktop is already opening in the application I desire. The problem only comes when trying to open a .txt file from a hyperlink.
When I right click on the hyperlink to the TXT file while still in the browser, I do not have an "open with" option.
The workaround we're using right now, is to click on the hyperlink, allow the txt file to open up in the browser, and then right click and "view source". This is working, but as the user performs this task several times a day, we're looking for a way to cut out the extra clicks.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, I see. From a Hyperlink, you must save the file to a local file and then open with the Editor of your choice. I have a constant folder (you can use Downloads) where I save files to. As noted, I do this very frequently.

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Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
I agree with Mr. Hurst. The Hyperlink must point to a local file; in order to, be edited by Ultra Edit or any other editor.
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
This question has been asked before and there's no way to do exactly what you want. The "view source" option after the page loads within the browser may be the best route to quickly get them there.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Web_Browsers/Q_23474850.html
jamesduranAuthor Commented:
I toyed around with the idea of getting an Open With menu option in the IE right click context menu, but wasn't able to get it to work.

It turns out I had misunderstood what the user was trying to accomplish. I thought he needed the text files opened for editing, but he only needed them open so he could copy/paste the information in unformatted text. We were able to provide him with a solution to his problem which didn't involve ultra-edit at all.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and I was happy to help
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