Remove double Notepad.exe in "Open with..." menu Solved

  1.    #1

    Remove double Notepad.exe in "Open with..." menu


    Have no idea how but all of a sudden I've noticed there are 2 Notepads in "Open with…" sub-menu:



    How can I remove one and where in the registry should I look for?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18865
       #2

    Hello hexaae,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to remove the extra Notepad from the Open with context menu for that file extension.

    Remove Programs from Open with Context Menu in Windows
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  3.    #3

    Hello Brink,
    unfortunately I already tried that but Win 10 still says I have 2 Notepads:

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    Looks like Notepad.exe is registered for both paths in C:\Windows\ and C:\Windows\System32 (???).
    It happens only for .log and .txt.
    Other extensions like .ini, .reg have just one Notepad as usual...
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18865
       #4

    This is normal for that dialog.

    The top part is just for the current default app, and the bottom "Other Options" section is to select a supported app to open it with instead.

    Does it still show twice in the context menu in your first post?
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  5.    #5

    Yes, still twice.

    -2 mins later-

    Edited txtfile class:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open\Command]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\NOTEPAD.EXE %1"
    

    to
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open\Command]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\NOTEPAD.EXE %1"
    and this apprently solved the strange issue! Have no idea why txtfile class was set to the other path and if it's "correct" now though....

    EDIT:
    To be exact original registry key (REG_EXPAND_SZ, using relative path %SystemRoot%) was:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
      00,4e,00,4f,00,54,00,45,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,45,00,20,00,\
      25,00,31,00,00,00
    Last edited by hexaae; 3 Weeks Ago at 20:26.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 37,902
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18865
       #6

    Great news.
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    Looks good now: one instance for both menus and working fine...
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