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#1 kingshere

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:59 AM

hi all

 

Its not that big a problem but is irritating. When i open any new notepad file it contains the text as in the attached file. I have to select all and then delete to write anything new.



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:44 AM

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Open the notepad again......and then click on File>>>Exit.

 

Try it again


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:58 PM

Might want to check the short cut you're using to launch Notepad.  If it looks like this - notepad.exe "C:\Windows\Temp\Info.txt" then it is opening Info.txt every time you launch it.

 

Another possibility would be that what you are actually opening is a text file that has been associated with Notepad.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

Just curious, what happens if you rename this file?



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:00 AM

@RKilroy : this is happening when i make a new notepad file ( type notepad in run and press ok ) all the data is already in the file. I deleted the temp and %temp% too but still happens.

 

@Romeo29 : i have to use save as to save a new file.

 

 

i searched through the hard disk using the name of the file and found a PDF file  which has the same content. Shall i delete the file and check if it helps. Don't want to mess up things. could not upload the file

 

PLZ HELP



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:41 PM

Don't delete the .PDF file just in case you need it again in the future, but you could rename it by prefixing its existing name with, say, 'Old_' .  However, you have got me curious - I just tried opening a .PDF file in Notepad (by changing 'Type of file' to 'All') and I didn't get any text just a load of symbols which I presume is its interpretation of the code in the .PDF file. I also tried opening Notepad using your method - typing 'Notepad' in the 'Run' box- and it came up as a blank new file.

 

Try opening Notepad a different way - 'Start / Programs / Accessories' for example - and see if you get the same result. If you do, then I would be inclined to look at Kilroy's suggestion. Create a new icon for notpad and make sure it is pointing at 'C:\Windows\notepad.exe' , that's where it lives in Win 7.

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:01 AM

- Run elevated command prompt. ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-elevated-command-prompt/ )

- Type sfc /scannow in the command prompt.
 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:34 AM

I dont understand, are you opening pdf's with notepad? If so jut set the file association back to FoxitReader or AdobeReader using the right click file/properties/change to << program mentioned






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