Word Pad Wont Open
Posted 05 March 2003 - 06:06 PM
Posted 05 March 2003 - 06:12 PM
Posted 05 March 2003 - 06:27 PM
Posted 05 March 2003 - 06:40 PM
clicked HELP and typed view file type...but it gives the same instructions I gave before.
Edited by x5dr, 05 March 2003 - 06:43 PM.
Posted 05 March 2003 - 06:51 PM
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Posted 05 March 2003 - 07:14 PM
Posted 05 March 2003 - 10:47 PM
hiya i did that but the actuall icon in view file types has changed were on xp when i go into my documents the icon is correct but wont open it just says failed to create empty document
the icon in accessories is different to my document icon is now showing a light blue square with a dark blue pen in it.. ive tried to do it in view files and the change thing wouldnt work either
I'm not sure if I'm understanding you. You go to MY Documents and RIGHT CLICK a document. A window opens that says OPEN...PRINT...OPEN WITH...etc. and you click OPEN WITH. You find WORD or WORD PAD and click it...and also ALWAYS USE THE SELECTED PROGRAM TO OPEN THIS KIND OF FILE....right?...or you don't see any of that? :help:
Edited by x5dr, 05 March 2003 - 10:57 PM.
Posted 05 March 2003 - 11:03 PM
Posted 06 March 2003 - 05:25 AM
Posted 06 March 2003 - 06:11 AM
Contrary to x5dr's advice, given the chance, I'd recommend against checking the Always open with box, seeing as that's what got you into trouble in the first place.
Edited by Iain, 06 March 2003 - 06:15 AM.
Posted 06 March 2003 - 10:39 AM
It wouldn't be the first time I'm wrong but as it states...ALWAYS USE THE SELECTED PROGRAM TO OPEN THIS KIND OF FILE...and when it is checked, all .doc files would then open in WordPad. If you didn't check that, just the one file that you clicked would open in Wordpad and you would have to go thru the process for each .doc file (which would take me days )...I understand what you are saying, and how that is what might have caused the problem, but wouldn't it be best to check it...fix it...and then uncheck it if you want to?
Edited by x5dr, 06 March 2003 - 10:40 AM.
Posted 06 March 2003 - 10:42 AM
do you see OPEN WITH......WordPad or WORD? click BROWSE if you don't see it. Some files that open with WordPad do not open in Notepad. If it is associated with NOTEPAD you need to use WordPad...
When you into ADD/REMOVE Windows Components...is WordPad listed as installed?
Edited by x5dr, 06 March 2003 - 10:52 AM.
Posted 06 March 2003 - 11:00 AM
If it is installed...go to FILE/OPEN and find a small .doc file....not the one you are posting...i think someones used it and it was too big to open and suggested notepad . If it opens then try the large one.
I'm suggesting this in case the large file is corrupted. You could spend forever trying to open it. Just see if you have WordPad installed and it works. So far, you keep mentioning that you tried NOTEPAD but never tried WordPad...you do not want NOTEPAD. yes i see the open with with note pad when "i click on it it" ...stop doing that
Edited by x5dr, 06 March 2003 - 11:19 AM.
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