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'Pick an app' is always default program for .TXT

  1. #11


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    I have done that as I mentioned in the first post.

    No matter how many times I select UltraEdit I still see 'Not selected' in the default editor for the file type.

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That's what I figured.. Well, is it a "Portable" version of UUedit? It's not acknowledging that the Program exists on your system.
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  3. #13


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    Click Change Program button & choose UltraEdit for Current Default.

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    I tried that (see the first post).

    It remains 'Not selected' no matter what I do.
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  4. #14


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    No it's not the portable version. It's a full install.
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  5. #15


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    If I try to change the default to 'Notepad', for example, it is still not the default, it's always that blasted 'Pick an app'.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Hmph... Very Odd, try rebooting and do it again, maybe do an SFC /scannow. Have you at any time used a different app to open a TXT file? Maybe a tile app, or Onenote or anything?
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  7. #17


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    I've rebooted several times.
    I've never used any other app to open .txt files until I tried to solve this problem.
    I use UltraEdit to open quite a large variety of file types, not just Text Files - Binary files, log files, SFZ files - many types.
    I used UltraEdit daily, I've never seen this happen before.
    The last thing that got installed on my system was Firefox 22.0 on July 2.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by arachnaut View Post
    A weird problem just started.
    [...]
    But suddenly today.
    What about Win+R - rstrui then?
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  9. #19


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    I don't have System Restore enabled.

    I do regular Acronis image backups and my last one was on June 30.

    I just restored to that date, but the problem is still there - so I guess I was wrong about it just happening now. I just noticed it now, but it must have been like this for some time.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Ok, then let's try to take a look inside.

    1. Download and start Process Monitor.
    2. Right-click a text file -> Open with - UltraEdit.
    3. Right-click a text file -> Open with - Notepad.
    4. Stop logging and upload the PML somewhere.

    For 2 and 3, make sure the checkbox "Use this app" is checked.
    For 3, has it changed the association to Notepad?
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