Associating .nfo files with a text editor

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Guru-Choc

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#1
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.
 
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Guru-Choc

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#3
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.
 
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Guru-Choc

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#5
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.
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
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#6
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.
 

xsk8zerox

OSNN Senior Addict
#9
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
 
G

Guru-Choc

Guest
#12
.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 :)
 

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