w 10 notepad hijack


  1. Posts : 2
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       #1

    w 10 notepad hijack


    Hi All, every time i try to download a pdf or any other info file, it comes out in notepad, which just shows a page of code.
    its my fault for selecting notepad at some stage, but now i cannot change it back to Adobe or just get my system to recognize a download as a simple pdf ect
    any advice appreciated
    Chris
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21H1 x64
       #2

    Try to reset PDF's association. Download pdf.reg and apply.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 2
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    thanx


    TairikuOkami said:
    Try to reset PDF's association. Download pdf.reg and apply.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Thank you Tairiku, i will need time and practice to follow option 2.
    Option 1 is easy enough but nothing has changed , maybe i should try a re start. ?
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  4. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #4

    kriz said:
    Thank you Tairiku, i will need time and practice to follow option 2.
    Option 1 is easy enough but nothing has changed , maybe i should try a re start. ?
    You could also check the file type association. Select the "Choose default apps by file type" from the "Default Apps" menu.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    As you mention downloading, if, for example you expect to open a pdf file from the web using a particular browser, whether that occurs or not depends on whether you have a related browser add-on installed or not.

    I.e. is your browser redirecting your pdf to Notepad, rather than opening the pdf as you wish.

    That is not a matter of associations, and has been discussed elsewhere on this forum.

    Association issues and setting defaults

    If you are using build 1803, you could be struggling with a bug discussed in this forum, which seems typified by txt type files/ notepad-like progam association problems. See references in my post #2 here:
    Doesn't work anymore? - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. pepanee's Avatar
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    storageman said:
    You could also check the file type association. Select the "Choose default apps by file type" from the "Default Apps" menu.
    I second this.

    Go to Settings > Apps > Default Apps. Scroll down and press Choose default apps by file type.
    Fix all the ones that are messing up. For example, scroll down to .pdf, and press the selection to its right and correct that information.
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