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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:25 AM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:56 AM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:02 AM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:52 AM
Well...first of all...no document file can be saved as an application (and expect to work).
A Wordpad document should be saved as a text file, with a file extension of .txt. It can never be saved (and expected to function properly) as a file with an .exe ending, since those are programs, not documents.
What is the full filename (file + extension)?
Example: I have a file titled List, which I create in Wordpad. When I save it, it will appear as List.txt in whichever location I choose to save it.
I guess I have to wonder...where did you get the idea that you created a file and saved it as an MS-DOS application? Did you get an onscreen message stating such?
What was the exact message you received from Windows when you created this wordpad file?
Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:56 AM
Right click on your file, and choose "Open With..." and then select Wordpad from the list of programs. If that doesn't work you have to change the filename extension, by opening up the folder its in and going to Tools>Folder Options. Then under the "View" tab, uncheck "Hide extension for known file types." Then click Apply and OK. Now you can change the extension of the filename to ".rtf" or ".txt" and it should open in Wordpad.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:28 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:57 PM
Not sure changing those properties would do any good. Odd there'd be no extension to change, it would probably be .exe or .bat and you would change it over to .rtf. But try this at least to get your work back.
Open up Wordpad, and then go to File>Open and in the 'files of type' drop down box, select "All Documents (*.*)", then navigate to the file and try opening it that way.
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