This is the dumbest damndest little problem that ever kept coming up, until I followed these particular instructions at stackoverflow.

Other solutions offered there, and around the net at large, didn’t work for me, not for long. This one *did*.


“ ... This option isn’t available in Windows 7 (another MS ‘improvement’ !) For Win 7 1) Open Notepad 2) Paste cmd.exe /c start /max C:\Windows\system32\Notepad.exe %1 3) Save as Notepad.cmd somewhere convenient (e.g. C:\ NB Do NOT put in Windows\System32\ - doesn’t work) 3) Right click *.txt file, Open with/Choose default program..., Browse to Notepad.cmd ... “