Unable to associate filetypes with new NP++ 64-bit version
I downloaded and installed the new NP++ 64-bit version on Windows 7, replacing the 32-bit version I’ve been using for quite awhile. I noticed that all my file associations had been deleted and the icons had reverted to the generic icon. When I tried to re-associate the files using the Properties window, NP++ does not appear in the recommended programs and when I browse to it and select it, it is ignored and does not get set. I’ve also tried associating the files through the NP++ Settings/Preferences/File Association window but that doesn’t work because I not logged in with Administrator privileges.
What’s changed here as I had to issues doing this with the old version?
I have the same problem with the file associations in the latest (7.3.3) 64-bit version. I reinstalled 32-bit version (7.3.3) and was able to change the file associations through the standard Windows properties menu (not through NP++ Preferences).
Does it work when using the default program applet?
If this doesn’t work either it might be that your registry key settings has been changed/corrupted. I can’t really remember which key this was but if you search
the web for registry and default programs you should find something.
Manuel de Melo
Same issue. I can apply the file association a dozen times, but if I close the program and reopen, they all revert back to non-associated.
If I run the program in Admin Mode, it seems to work, and I imagine this has something to do with writing the settings needed to remember the associations into the /Program Files/Notepad++ folder, since it’s in a protected folder (anything in Program Files and Program Files (x86) does it, I believe.
I have had a small measure of success going to each file type and opening the submenu (right click) and reassigning the default program. However, this doesn’t address Notepad++ issue in not being able to record it’s own file extensions.
The way to solve this problem is:
- uninstall 64 bit version in “Program Files”, and keep optionnaly your settings
- download and run CCleaner Free edition. go to Registry, Scan for Issues and Fix them…
- install again np++ 64bit
Now Windows associations are possible !