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Error opening ini files in notepad

by Flox74 / March 20, 2008 12:52 PM PDT

When I double click a .ini file in windows explorer, notepad opens with the following message:
"The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." and a blank file appears.

Any suggestions on what's going wrong?

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Re: ini-files
by Kees Bakker / March 20, 2008 7:59 PM PDT

In Control Panel>Folder Options>File Types find both .txt (assuming that works well) and .ini. Compare the details of their open options and correct the error.

It might work also to choose the the right click "open with ..."
for an ini-file, and reset it to, say, Wordpad, then again to Notepad. Windows will redo all settings, and that should correct the problem also.


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It worked
by Flox74 / March 21, 2008 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: ini-files

Thanks a lot! There was indeed a difference between txt and ini files in the open command,the ini files had a " at the end. Took away the " and it works!

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(NT) Glad I could help. Thanks for the feedback.
by Kees Bakker / March 21, 2008 8:11 AM PDT
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