I like to be able to quickly open any of my files with Notepad, even though Notepad might not be associated with that specific extension. To enable this, I have added an entry in the
Explorer Context Menu.
Note: This requires changes in the registry and therefore requires administrator access.
Open Registry Editor
shellkey, create a new key with the name
Edit with Notepad1
Edit with Notepadkey, create a new key with the name
(Default)string to value
The change should become active immediately.
If you wish to use a
.reg file instead, paste the following into an empty
.reg file and execute the file.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Edit with Notepad\command] @="notepad.exe %1"
Update 2018-02-07: Corrected the contents of the
.reg file to enable import.
- The name you set here for the key is the name that will be shown in the context menu. [return]