Thanks for the tips, but nothing worked.
To give you a better feel of what is happening, I am creating a .txt file with plain text loaded with HTML. I save the file on my desktop as a .txt. I go to open it back up and this is what I see instead of HTML:
When I want to see this, this is what I originally saved:
Instead of just opening the .txt and going straight into editing the HTML, I have to make it into an .html, view the page and copy/paste the source to re-edit the page. It gets annoying when I just need to make quick fixes.