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    My .txt files are not opening up after reset Windows 10, how to fix it?
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    My .txt files are not opening up after resetting my laptop, it tells me select the program how do you want to open this file. Does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

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  • Techexpert
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    It seems like .txt extension has lost its default app to open *.txt files. You just need to restore its default app. Follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Open any *.txt file. You’ll get a popup to select the program.

    Step 2: Click on the link: “Look for another app on this PC

    Step 3: You must use the notepad app listed there. Click on the notepad app and then click on OK.

    Step 4: If you don’t see the notepad app there, then you’ll have to reset or reinstall the notepad app from its settings. Let’s see how to do it.

    Step 5: Run the following command in powershell:
    “Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsNotepad* | Remove-AppxPackage”

    That’s it. Hopefully this issue will be fixed after applying these steps. Please let us know if it doesn’t work.

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    Nishant Kumar
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    Nishant Kumar |  #25241 Topic Starter

    Thanks @techexpert, your fifth step worked for me. After reboot my all the text file open smoothy. Again Thanks.

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