how to make files without extensions open with Wordpad by default. RRS feed

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  • I am trying to figure out how to make extensionless files open up with Word pad by default.  I found a registry setting that will allow the files to be opened with Notepad, but I can't figure out how to get Wordpad to be the default program for files without extensions.  I can right click the file and select open with WordPad, but cant get it set as the default.


    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:09 PM


  • Thanks for the info Mustafa.  I did try that and it does save one click by not having to select "open with" and then the program.  However, I finally figured out how to do set this up so that I can just double click the extensionless file and have it open up in WordPad.  This screenshot shows the registry entry that I added.


    • Marked as answer by TacticalN8 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:24 PM
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:23 PM