1.    28 Feb 2016 #1
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    Unknown file opening upon turning on laptop


    A file called backup.txt is trying to open every time I turn on my laptop. It never opens because there's no default application for the file, so Windows usually asks me which app I want to open it with. I chose notepad because it was a txt file, but nothing happened. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Does anyone know what it is?
    I'm new to the forum and this is my first post, so thank you for your time!

    -Max
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  2.    28 Feb 2016 #2
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    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Done a search on it and it is a file to backup any txt you put in
    Like g.mail or messenger
    If you dont use
    You could try and remove or disable it
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  3.    28 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOmax View Post
    A file called backup.txt is trying to open every time I turn on my laptop. It never opens because there's no default application for the file, so Windows usually asks me which app I want to open it with. I chose notepad because it was a txt file, but nothing happened. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Does anyone know what it is?
    I'm new to the forum and this is my first post, so thank you for your time!

    -Max
    Does this happen since day one or just recently ?

    If it is just recently, do you remember a date when you did NOT have this problem ?
    If yes, then do a system restore. Pick a date when you did NOT have this problem as Restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10
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  4.    28 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Does this happen since day one or just recently ?

    If it is just recently, do you remember a date when you did NOT have this problem ?
    If yes, then do a system restore. Pick a date when you did NOT have this problem as Restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10
    It's been happening for a few days, so I tried a system restore to the earliest option available and the problem is still there.
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  5.    28 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOmax View Post
    It's been happening for a few days, so I tried a system restore to the earliest option available and the problem is still there.
    Is that "earliest" date you chose a date when you did NOT have this problem, or it was a date after you have the problem ?

    Do you know you can select more restore points by click at this box.........

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  6.    29 Feb 2016 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    No need to go for a system restore right away. Get something like CCleaner and look through your start up apps. My guess is, you'll find an entry for the file. It will tell you what program it is related to (likely by the folder and path) and give you the option of disabling it. Windows 10's built-in Task Manager may tell you the same thing.
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