Set Explorer to open unknown files with Notepad

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Cut and paste the following script into notepadunknown.reg and run it.

REGEDIT4
BLANK LINE GOES HERE
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\Open\Command] @="notepad.exe %1"
BLANK LINE GOES HERE

This should work for all versions of Windows. See .REG files for background information on .REG files.

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