Associating .nfo files with a text editor

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Guru-Choc, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. Guru-Choc

    Guru-Choc Guest

    No matter what I try, .nfo will not associate with anything but the MS nfo editor, any ideas to overcome this.

    I know what .nfo files usually come in, but they are now appearing in legitimate files, getting annoying to say the least.
     
  2. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Open them in notepad....
     
  3. Guru-Choc

    Guru-Choc Guest

    Missed my point totally, I want to associate so I don't have to open them with a specific program everytime, this does not happen no matter what you choose as the default association with the .nfo file.
     
  4. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Go to folder options>tools>file types and scroll down to nfo press change and then find notepad and press ok
     
  5. Guru-Choc

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    Tried it many times with editplus, it doesn't work, just tried it with notepad and it does now, very strange. Editplus was associated with the filename, but never opened it, weird.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    There is an even easier way...

    1. Hold Down Shift
    2. Right Click on the file
    3. Open With...
    4. Always open with this application

    Works a treat.
     
  7. Guru-Choc

    Guru-Choc Guest

    Tried that one too, always reverts back to the microsoft nfo editor :(.
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You definatly ticked the box ?
     
  9. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    ok heres how to do the registry hack.
    Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.nfo
    then edit the value for default (it should say "MSInfo.Document") change it to text Document

    Now right click and add a string value called Content Type and make its value text/plain

    Now make another string value called PerceivedType and make its value text

    Then hit f5 to refresh it and it should work.

    Make sure you have a space in Content Type and no space in PerceivedType
     
  10. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    whats in the .NFO file, Warez info or something?
     
  11. Guru-Choc

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    .nfo is just a text file, stands for information, just an udated way of the old readme.txt.

    Warez groups do you it, a lot of shareware programs are starting too now, guess they wanna try be l33t :)
     
  12. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    i know what .NFO meens :p