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Can't restore Notepad?

 
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divergirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Can't restore Notepad? Reply with quote

Okay, I'm a complete idiot and this is entirely my fault, but I didn't realize AkelPad is not supported under (64-bit) Windows 8.1 and I installed it, selecting the option to replace Windows Notepad. But now when I click on Notepad, it prompts me to locate the file AkelPad.exe, instead of actually OPENING AkelPad.exe.

I tried uninstalling AkelPad through Add/Remove Programs, since it said that when uninstalled, AkelPad would restore Notepad, but it didn't work. When I click on Notepad it still prompts me to locate AkelPad.exe.

What can I do? Is there any way I can get regular old Notepad back and make sure all traces of AkelPad are propely removed? Crying or Very sad
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Instructor
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

divergirl
- If you install not latest version, then try to install and uninstall 4.8.7.
- You can also restore "notepad.exe" manually: search in WINDOWS directory for "notepad_AkelUndo.exe" and rename to "notepad.exe".
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divergirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Instructor:
Yes, I did download (and uninstall) the latest version. Cool

Well, I was able to delete notepad.exe and rename notepad AkelUndo.exe to notepad.exe, but when I went to open a text file, it still prompted me to locate AkelPad.exe. I instead located notepad.exe and clicked on it, and since then NotePad has been opening properly, but I'm wondering if that meant AkelPad left some traces behind, either in the registry or with leftover folders. What could I do to make sure it got completely cleaned up?

Thank you for all the help!!!
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sierra



Joined: 14 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@divegirl
I had similar problem. I solved it by copying notepad.exe from \Windows to \Windows\System32.

Whole instead-notepad-integration thing haven't worked for me either, but I solved it quite nicely with symlink, I normally installed AkelPad, then made backup of notepad.exe in \Windows folder and with
Code:
mklink notepad.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\AkelPad\AkelPad.exe"
made the link in \Windows.
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