1. SirMatt's Avatar
    Has anyone else run into this? Running W10M 10536.1004, and MS Word will no longer open text (.txt) files. This used to work on WP8.1.
    09-29-2015 09:41 PM
  2. jayruguitar's Avatar
    Has anyone else run into this? Running W10M 10536.1004, and MS Word will no longer open text (.txt) files. This used to work on WP8.1.
    I'm right there w/ ya. Used to open .txt files via #OneDrive all the time on WP8.1...not on WP10.
    09-30-2015 02:04 PM
  3. Gustavo Sanchez's Avatar
    Something that simple... Well, the SOP will be to say: "it's prerelease software".
    09-30-2015 02:23 PM
  4. spacesnow's Avatar
    And there is quite impossible to find any reliable app to open txt files at the moment. Very pathetic. Simple notepad anybody? Which is not hanging or suddenly closing. Tested 6 apps already now. Installed WP10 preview almost by accident and there are lot's of nice things but missing few basics. Can't decide whether restore 8.1 or not.
    12-28-2015 12:58 PM
  5. MP3Mike's Avatar
    Installed WP10 preview almost by accident...
    Really? You installed the Windows Insider app, started it, selected to receive builds, selected the fast, or slow ring, and then accepted the big warning that says things might not work all by accident?
    12-28-2015 03:24 PM
  6. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Yep, sucks Word no longer opens .txt files. I have a bunch of them on my OnDrive. I guess I really should copy and paste them into OneNote and be done with it.
    12-28-2015 04:15 PM
  7. spacesnow's Avatar
    Really? You installed the Windows Insider app, started it, selected to receive builds, selected the fast, or slow ring, and then accepted the big warning that says things might not work all by accident?
    :) Yup, my goal was to get Denim 2nd update but I got instead 10 Prev. Actually I am quite OK with that, now trying to figure out is it normal to get discharge speed 2,7% per hour. Thats the only concern with 10 Prev. And of course the txt file thing.
    12-29-2015 11:06 AM
  8. Rugish Dapeca's Avatar
    Apparently it won't open .rtf Rich Text files either.
    12-29-2015 11:11 AM
  9. Rasetech's Avatar
    07-21-2016 06:20 AM
  10. SirMatt's Avatar
    Good catch. It opens as READ ONLY. The information box at the top tells you to save it in an Office file format to edit. Sucks.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-21-2016 10:33 AM
  11. rhapdog's Avatar
    Good catch. It opens as READ ONLY. The information box at the top tells you to save it in an Office file format to edit. Sucks.
    For plain text files, there are a number of text editors in the Windows Store. I have a couple installed and works great.

    Microsoft Word really wasn't designed as a text editor. It is a Word Processor. Maybe Microsoft should convert Notepad to UWP.
    07-22-2016 09:05 PM

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