Change edit program

When I right click on a file.htm, I can "Open", "Edit", "Open with", etc.  Open starts iexplore.exe.  Edit opens Word since I have Office XP installed.  I would like to change the edit program to wordpad.  This must be set in the registry.  I am comfortable making changes there if the directions are clear.  Can someone help me?  The solution described in this URL does not work:http://www.ghacks.net/2009/02/08/how-to-change-the-edit-application-in-windows/
 

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 1,338 Applies to:
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Meghmala,

 

Your 1 & 2.  I have made any changes.

Your  3.  Yes

I wanted to be able to simply click on Edit and not Open with, Wordpad.

I found the solution:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\shell\edit\command

change command to:

"C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe" %1

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