Windows 7 Add “Open with Notepadâ€Â￾ to right-click menu in windows 7

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  1. stueycaster

    stueycaster Millennium Celebration Award Winner
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  2. tblount

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    It's already there for me without doing any of that. It just takes an extra click after I click Open ... to select Notepad.

    After that time Notepad is always associated with that extension.

    If you hold the Shift key when you right click ... the menu will have more features too.
     
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    Hmmm...thats neat. Never knew about that. :)
     
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    Yes. I have always got there the same way as Jblount. The right click hack is fine though, but not totally needed. If you lose associates in any way, you can also select "open with" and rechoose notepad (or wordpad) It will then be automatically reassociated.
     
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    Nice tweak, specially if your always accessing .nfo .cfg .reg files, nice & fast.
     
  7. strgzr

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    I like that! Thanks!
     
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    It'll open a saved email without using your email program too.
     
  9. tblount

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    Ok.. I'll throw you guys a bone and give you a nice ADVANCED tip since everyone seems to be so intrested in notepad.

    Click "Start" and type in "Folder" hit enter then go to "View" and uncheck
    "Hide extensions for known file types" -- while you are there you may want to
    select "Show hidden files and folders" AND scroll down and select "use check
    boxes to select items" This cool feature will allow you to easily tag multiple
    files in a directory so that you apply an action to all of them at once. It
    even works when you ftp into a website.


    ADVANCED tip: If you ever want to just look inside a file that is not a
    .txt or .doc file... such as a .dat file and poke around to see what you can
    identify (for example url's)... simply add .txt to the file name and it will
    load in notepad (or whatever program you associated with text files.) Just
    remove the .txt after you finish and NEVER save any modifications done with a
    text editor.
    Here is a specific example of the above trick:
    Press winkey + E and when Windows Explorer loads, weave an wobble your way to:
    the Users folder and search for index.dat
    Pick one that in an active user's account and copy and paste it somewhere else.
    Slide on over to "somewhere else" and press F2 and add .txt (to the index.dat
    file you copied) then click it twice. When it opens in Notepad you can see a
    long list of urls the user has visited. Few (if any) windows washer programs
    clean this .dat file because it is protected by several methods... like security
    locks, sharing violation, etc. but you can copy it then polk around inside with
    a simple text editor.... and find out your WIFE is looking for penis enlargment
    pills to slip into your coffee.
     
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    I,ll stick to my own way, but it does look as though the link given in the first post woulod certainly be quicker than the long path you suggest.
    But for the nervous who don't like to mess with the registry, here is the automatic reg hack. It has been around since XP.
    I,ve also put in the hack to remove it again, but hopefully there would be no reason to do that?
     
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  11. unawave

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    Why using such a complicate way ?

    Example:
    • Sometimes I want to open a file with "Notepad" or with "WordPad" or with "Microsoft Word" or with a hex editor
    • Sometimes I want to open a picture with "Photo Shop" or with "Paint Shop Pro"
    • Sometimes I want to open a media file with "Media player" or with "Media player classic" or with "VLC"
    I don't want to have a right mouse content menu extended with all of these programs.
    I don't want to poke around in registry.

    Why not use good old "SendTo" folder ?
    • Open start menu and enter shell:SendTo into search box and hit enter
    • Open start menu and search your preferred shortcut; e.g.: "WordPad"
    • Right mouse click to shortcut "WordPad" and "Copy"
    • Go to "SendTo" folder, right mouse click and "Paste"

      Do this with all your desired programs
    Using: Now send your files to the desired program:
    Right click to any file and choose "SendTo" ... voila - there are all your programs
     
  12. tblount

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    You guys are working too hard to do simple things.. just download sendtotoys

    a href=http://www.gabrieleponti.com/downloads/sendtotoys.exe

    the sendto menu has a lot more useful options after sendtotoys runs... AND you have an option in your righ click menu to ADD to or REMOVE from sendto menu
     

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