On windows 7 I previously used
Foo\notepad++.exe to open
.txt files, now that has been deleted and I want to use
Bar\notepad++.exe. When I use the Windows OpenWith menu option on a
.txt file and Browse to
Bar\notepad++.exe and try and add it, notepad++ is not added to the Other Programs list in the window and so I cannot open it.
WHen I encountered this problem under XP I found it was caused by the name of the executable being the same across two locations, which seems to confuse windows. In that instance I solved the problem with the excellent OpenWithAdd utility, however this is not an option on windows 7 as I do not have admin rights to run it.