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When I right click on a batch file, the Edit option that opens it in Notepad is not there. How do I get it back?

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That's a context menu issue. Try this.

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If that file is marked as read-only, then that'd make sense for that to be missing.

Right-click the file and select "Properties". Make sure it's not marked as "Read-Only". I guess that "Archive" property may also cause this, not sure what that really does, actually.

If that's not it, you could always try opening the file directly from Notepad. Start > Run > notepad. Then open that file, edit it, save it. You may have better luck yet, if you make a copy of the file first.

Edit: Here's how to manually add the edit option

  1. Open Windows Explorer, click on Tools > Folder Options
  2. Click on the File Types tab
  3. Click "new" to add a file type, type in "bat" as the extension. Make sure the associated file type list is correctly set.
  4. Select the new association you've made, and add a new action for editing.
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The file is not read-only. I can open it from within Notepad. But how to I get that "Edit" option back?? –  Matt R. Johnson Jun 30 '11 at 20:48
    
If you cut & paste the contents in to a new batch file stored in your My Docs, can you "edit" that? Is it possible your file extensions aren't actually .bat, but rather .bat.txt or something? –  Doc Jun 30 '11 at 20:51
    
No. Every single batch file, old and new, is missing the Right-Click edit option. And I know they are actual batch files. If I double click them, they run like batch files. –  Matt R. Johnson Jun 30 '11 at 20:58
    
Are you selecting more than one file to edit at one time?....sevenforums.com/tutorials/… –  Moab Jul 1 '11 at 0:25
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