How can I set multiple file types to open with Notepad?

techQuest October 22, 2012
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after running a system checkup tool it advised me to set some file extensions (like .ade,.wsh etc) to ‘always open with notepad’. Is there any way to due this in one go ? Please advise the best way to do this.

  1. shaurya gupta
    October 27, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Control Panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set Associations
    Select any extension and click on change program

  2. Justin Pot
    October 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but is a great alternate strategy:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193717

    Let me know if it works for you.

    • Rajesh LS
      October 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      not exactly but useful..thank you.

  3. Yiz Borol
    October 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I would be careful about changing how filetypes open, in general if you don't recognize the file extension leave it alone, if you run into it you can always try opening it with notepad at that time, otherwise, I'd recommend doing nothing.

    Also out of curiousity: which checkup tool was this?

    • Rajesh LS
      October 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      thanks, it's Dell system mechanic.

  4. Boni Oloff
    October 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Just right click on the file, and select "open with" notepad.

  5. ha14
    October 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

    in one go? well your checkup tool should also affer this openwith notepad fix.

    FileTypesMan
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html
    it is a portable application, extract and run, find your extension click on it and on the new window use user choice to change to notepad.

    Types is a simple configuration utility that allows you to manage program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types in Windows.
    http://izt.name/apps/types/

    Default Programs Editor
    http://defaultprogramseditor.com/

    1.Download and install Creative Element Power Tools.
    2.Open the Creative Element Power Tools Control Panel.
    3.Turn on by ticking the check box of the Edit file type associations option, and click Accept.
    4.Right-click a file of the type you want to change, and select Edit File Type. File Type Doctor will be opened, which user can edit the file associations for the type of file extension as needed.
    http://www.creativelement.com/powertools/#download

    • Rajesh LS
      October 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      thanks

  6. Alan Wade
    October 22, 2012 at 5:32 am

    .ade files are Acess project files so you should associate that file type with Acess and .wsh is a Windows Script Host so you should associate that file type with either WScript or CSript.
    If you start to change the file associations to a text editor you will end up with a host of file types not opening properly.

    Which system checkup tool did you run may I ask?

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