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Can't associate ini files with Notepad++ in Win 10

Postby SiFi270 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:53 am

Split from the 3.6.0 release thread.

SiFi270 wrote:When I first used this version, all my key bindings were gone and the default .ini file was a mess with no line breaks. Loading a different .ini doesn't seem to affect the keys but still has the latter problem.

EDIT: The keys thing only seems to have affected my controls for the Doom-based IWADs, and others like Heretic and HacX are how I remember them.


Rachael wrote:You need a text editor which supports Linux-style line-endings. Notepad will no longer work for this purpose.

Even Wordpad will work.



My computer's being really stubborn about that for some reason. I've tried changing the default program for that format in three different ways, and every time Windows has completely ignored me and stuck with Notepad. For the time being I guess I'll keep a shortcut to Wordpad in the same directory and drag .ini files onto it.
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Re: Can't associate ini files with Notepad++ in Win 10

Postby Matt » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:56 am

I had a similar problem with trying to associate .xls files with LibreOffice before, but it seemed to go away when I updated LO and selected the format in the associate-files prompt. Maybe reinstall Notepad++ and see if it can be set from there?
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Re: Can't associate ini files with Notepad++ in Win 10

Postby Rachael » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:04 am

Try right-clicking on it and selecting "Open With..." or if that pops open a menu use "Select Program..." within that menu.

When the pop-up comes up, select Wordpad, and make sure "Always use this program" is selected.

Your mileage may vary, but that's always worked for me.
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Re: Can't associate ini files with Notepad++ in Win 10

Postby SiFi270 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:23 am

That's one of the "three different ways" I was referring to in my post above, the other two being right-clicking an .ini file and selecting properties, and through the settings accessed via the start menu.

Installing the latest Notepad++ and using associating it with .ini files from its settings menu also didn't work.

I found someone who appears to be having a similar problem and the first reply offers an explanation, but not a solution.
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Re: Can't associate ini files with Notepad++ in Win 10

Postby Enjay » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:58 am

The Windows 10 lock down on changing file associations has caused me no end of problems (unable to easily change associations, unable to make changes via some old programs that used to provide an internal option, wrong/inappropriate icons allocated to file types) and provided me very little in the way of advantages (I have still had programs/installs change associations in ways that I did not want).

[edit] I've found NirSoft's File Types manager good for fixing some of the association problems that I mentioned. Maybe it will allow you (SiFi270) to change you association. The interface is a bit clunky/dated but it does the job for me. https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html [/edit]
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Re: Can't associate ini files with Notepad++ in Win 10

Postby SiFi270 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:49 pm

I tried it. It said the default program for .ini files was Notepad++, apparently not realizing that that had already been overruled. Trying to change it to that or Wordpad just told me access was denied, even when I ran the program as an administrator.
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Re: Can't associate ini files with Notepad++ in Win 10

Postby ZzZombo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:14 am

In the past running software as admin on Windows 10 was required for the changes made from within it to file associations to stick. I dunno how it's now though.
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