how to prevent a new notepad window from opening when the file is open


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    how to prevent a new notepad window from opening when the file is open


    This is an annoying thing to me. After I open a text file using notepad, when I double-click the text file, another notepad instance opens the file. I can edit the file at both instances making a synch problem. (Sometimes I forget that file is already open which has not been saved, and re-open it and edit and save, destroying all the changes I made in the first notepad window.) Does anybody know how to fix this behavior of notepad? I want the existing notepad to be activated when I open the file again when it's already open. Thanks!
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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1055)
       #2

    Mine opens as it should and cannot get it to do what yours is doing
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