New Text File - Context Menu


  1.    20 Sep 2007 #1
    Windybut Guest

    New Text File - Context Menu


    When I go to the Right Click > New to find text file is is not there. I have
    no idea how or why but it has somehow been removed.

    Is there anyway I can put it back?

    WindyBut

    PS. Using Vista 64 Ultimate.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    20 Sep 2007 #2
    Michael Solomon Guest

    Re: New Text File - Context Menu




    "Windybut" <Windybut@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5302F5A3-A66C-41DC-B1DE-EDDD50C567FB@xxxxxx

    > When I go to the Right Click > New to find text file is is not there. I
    > have
    > no idea how or why but it has somehow been removed.
    >
    > Is there anyway I can put it back?
    >
    > WindyBut
    >
    > PS. Using Vista 64 Ultimate.
    Is it possible that the txt, text extension, is not associated with an
    application on your system. I understand from your post that it apparently
    worked at one time and now it doesn't. Hence, I'm speculating that the
    extension has become unassociated. You can check this by looking for any
    text file in Explorer, click to open, if this brings up a box asking you
    with what application you wish to open the file, you'll know the extension
    has become unassociated. If that is the case, right click the file, select
    open with, click "Select Default Program" and then select the program you
    wish to use for opening text files.

    If the file opens appropriately as opposed to the above, try rebooting the
    system, once at the desktop, try right clicking and finding the select
    again. If this still doesn't resolve it, if this is a relatively recent
    issue, you might try using System Restore to take you back to a time when
    this wasn't an issue. Start Menu\All Programs\Accessories\System
    Tools\System Restore.

    While this feature is meant to only restore settings and registry to a
    specific point in time, as a precaution it is always best to make sure your
    data is well backed up.


    --
    Michael Solomon
    Backup is a PC user's best friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    20 Sep 2007 #3
    Windybut Guest

    Re: New Text File - Context Menu




    "Michael Solomon" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Windybut" <Windybut@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:5302F5A3-A66C-41DC-B1DE-EDDD50C567FB@xxxxxx

    > > When I go to the Right Click > New to find text file is is not there. I
    > > have
    > > no idea how or why but it has somehow been removed.
    > >
    > > Is there anyway I can put it back?
    > >
    > > WindyBut
    > >
    > > PS. Using Vista 64 Ultimate.
    > Is it possible that the txt, text extension, is not associated with an
    > application on your system. I understand from your post that it apparently
    > worked at one time and now it doesn't. Hence, I'm speculating that the
    > extension has become unassociated. You can check this by looking for any
    > text file in Explorer, click to open, if this brings up a box asking you
    > with what application you wish to open the file, you'll know the extension
    > has become unassociated. If that is the case, right click the file, select
    > open with, click "Select Default Program" and then select the program you
    > wish to use for opening text files.
    >
    > If the file opens appropriately as opposed to the above, try rebooting the
    > system, once at the desktop, try right clicking and finding the select
    > again. If this still doesn't resolve it, if this is a relatively recent
    > issue, you might try using System Restore to take you back to a time when
    > this wasn't an issue. Start Menu\All Programs\Accessories\System
    > Tools\System Restore.
    >
    > While this feature is meant to only restore settings and registry to a
    > specific point in time, as a precaution it is always best to make sure your
    > data is well backed up.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Michael Solomon
    > Backup is a PC user's best friend
    > DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >

    Thank you for trying to help but I do not use the restore feature of Vista.
    And restarting the OS has no effect. As for texts files, well the are
    associated with a text editor that I use and to resolve this problem I have
    already associated text files back with Notepad. Althought they opened up in
    notepad the Right Click > New Textfile is still not there.

    I wish I new how to fix this.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    20 Sep 2007 #4
    Windybut Guest

    Re: New Text File - Context Menu


    Please ignore this thread as I went to :-
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm there I found a Reg file to fix
    this problem in XP, it was called TXT File Association Fix. I unzipped this
    and ran it.

    Now my NEW > TEXT DOCUMENT is back!!

    WindyBut
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    20 Sep 2007 #5
    Michael Solomon Guest

    Re: New Text File - Context Menu




    "Windybut" <Windybut@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7DEFB9CF-0397-4434-ACE1-F5292EBD36B4@xxxxxx

    > Please ignore this thread as I went to :-
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm there I found a Reg file to fix
    > this problem in XP, it was called TXT File Association Fix. I unzipped
    > this
    > and ran it.
    >
    > Now my NEW > TEXT DOCUMENT is back!!
    >
    > WindyBut
    Glad you got it worked out. I haven't been to Doug's site in awhile but
    it's very good especially for this type of thing.

    Thank you for telling us how you fixed the issue.

    --
    Michael Solomon
    Backup is a PC user's best friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    20 Sep 2007 #6
    Windybut Guest

    Re: New Text File - Context Menu


    No problem, I just figured if anyone has the same problem that they might
    enjoy fixing it too .

    WindyBut
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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