OT: Windows 98 file associations


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Bill Lentz

A co-worker has a Windows 98 computer. Apparently the ".txt" files
are associated with a word processing program that is no longer
installed. I can't recall how to check/change the file associations
under W98. Does anyone here know or remember?

Thanks
Bill
 
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Bob

Bill Lentz said:
A co-worker has a Windows 98 computer. Apparently the ".txt" files
are associated with a word processing program that is no longer
installed. I can't recall how to check/change the file associations
under W98. Does anyone here know or remember?

Thanks
Bill
under "view" - folder options - file types - but why not ask in a windows
NG?
 
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tippy

AIR, Word should be able to read a txt file. Also, IIRC, clicking on
the file from explorer should provide a message box allowing you to
associate a program with that type of file in the future.

Otherwise, try (Source: Windows Help File)

To change which program starts when you open a file

In My Computer or Windows Explorer, on the View menu, click Folder
Options.
Click the File Types tab.
In the list of file types, click the one you want to change.
Click Edit.
In Actions, click Open.
Click Edit.
In Application used to perform action, enter the program you want to
use to open files that have this extension, and then click OK.
Note
The settings for selected file types are shown in File type details.


Hope the above helped.

A co-worker has a Windows 98 computer. Apparently the ".txt" files
are associated with a word processing program that is no longer
installed. I can't recall how to check/change the file associations
under W98. Does anyone here know or remember?

Thanks
Bill
_____________

Tippy
 
B

Bill Lentz

AIR, Word should be able to read a txt file. Also, IIRC, clicking on
the file from explorer should provide a message box allowing you to
associate a program with that type of file in the future.

Otherwise, try (Source: Windows Help File)

To change which program starts when you open a file

In My Computer or Windows Explorer, on the View menu, click Folder
Options.
Click the File Types tab.
In the list of file types, click the one you want to change.
Click Edit.
In Actions, click Open.
Click Edit.
In Application used to perform action, enter the program you want to
use to open files that have this extension, and then click OK.
Note
The settings for selected file types are shown in File type details.


Hope the above helped.



_____________

Tippy
Thanks, I've printed a copy and given to my co-worker.
 
B

Bill Lentz

under "view" - folder options - file types - but why not ask in a windows
NG?
Thanks.

I posted here because I figured someone would know, and those that
weren't interested could skip the topic. That saves me from searching
for a windows newsgroup and then havving to wait while 28,000 headers
load.

Bill
 
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Duane Bozarth

Bill said:
Thanks.

I posted here because I figured someone would know, and those that
weren't interested could skip the topic. That saves me from searching
for a windows newsgroup and then havving to wait while 28,000 headers
load.

Bill
Google is your friend--search the archives first...
 
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