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cannot define INF file type


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#1 gosling

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:02 PM

The inf file type was associated with notepad so I deleted it and when I edit the file type and click OK and try to edit it again it comes up blank. When I close folder options and reopen it INF is gone. Ideas?

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:23 PM

Sounds like you have effectively deleted the file type, IMO.

You can add it back by creating a "new" file type (.inf) and designating Notepad as the program that opens such files.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:19 PM

Thanks Louis

I had already tried that and it did not work but this does like a charm

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New PostHelpful Member!linney (TechnicalUser)
8 Sep 09 15:14
.inf is associated with Notepad by default. Or it is on a Windows 7 machine I am using, so, without checking, I assume it is in XP?

You can use this to fix up your File Associations.

Easy File Associations for Windows XP
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_easy_file.htm

323526 - HOW TO: Use the ASSOC Command to Display and Modify File Name Extension Associations in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...A=1&SD=HSCH

184082 - How to Use the Assoc Command to Change File Associations
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...A=1&SD=HSCH

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for posting those links, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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