Photos open in Notepad

By nichos
Sep 26, 2014
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  1. Hi,

    Laptop with win 8.

    Recently upgraded XP to win8 with purchased MS DVD.

    All text programs now open as graphics (photos) in Irfanview & if I Send them to WORD show as jeeperish hieroglyphics.

    And all photos open as notepad in jeeperish hieroglyphics but, if I open them with "Sendto" to Irfanview or MS photo editor the photos show up.

    Seems association went haywire. How can I correct this please?

    Win 8 in my PC does not do that. ......thanx ......nick
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    Choose any .jpg image on your PC, right click on it, a new box appears, last on the list is 'Properties', click on that.
    In the new box, It shows; 'Opens with' and an option 'change', click on it and choose the program you want it to open with.
    Click 'OK'.
    Then choose any .txt file on your pc, right click on it, 'properties', same as above, then choose 'Notepad' from the list.
    Click 'OK'.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2014
    Techpumpkin_WD likes this.

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