How to open a 'DEX' File please

  Ponkin 14:07 31 Aug 2007

Having typed a piece of info to keep for reference, and saved in probably notepad or word pad, I now find I am unable to open what is described in properties as a 'dex' file.unknown application shown ikon those little red,green and blue dots.I have no idea how this comes into being. How do I open this file. I have tried the usual alternatives. Can anyone help please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:24 31 Aug 2007

My guess is you mistyped whensaving it.

Try by renaming it as a .txt and see if notepad or wordpad will open it.

  Ponkin 14:43 31 Aug 2007

Thaks FruitBat; How do I rename it please?

  VoG II 14:44 31 Aug 2007
  Ponkin 15:17 31 Aug 2007

Thanks VoG; Is there something in Folder Options/ file types that I can do?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:23 31 Aug 2007

Highlight it -right click-select rename.

just change the dex to txt and leave the rest of the filename.

If it doesn't work then just change it back again.

  Ponkin 16:34 31 Aug 2007

The file isn't labelled Dex. Just my file name. When I hover the curser above the file it says DEX File 208kb. When I then properties it lists as a Dex file, opens with unknown application

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:47 31 Aug 2007

sounds as if you have saved it without a file extension (the bit after the .)

try renaming it
and see if it will then open by double clicking on it.

  Monoux 16:50 31 Aug 2007

Info click here

  Ponkin 02:48 01 Sep 2007

Sorry had to go away,thanks for the responses.
OK I renamed the file 'DEX.txt' and tried to open and got a banner saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Create an association in the Folder Options control panel" but I am unclear how to proceed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:52 01 Sep 2007

My computer - Tools menu - folder options - file types - scroll down to txt and then select notepa from the list.

if txt is not in the list then click on New - type in txt click ok and then as before.

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