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Open with Notepad - Add or Remove from Context Menu of Files

How to Add or Remove "Open with Notepad" from the Context Menu of Files
Published by Brink
11 Jun 2010
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How to Add or Remove "Open with Notepad" from the Context Menu of Files

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This will show you how to add or remove Open with Notepad from the context menu of all files for all users in Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 to easily open any file with Notepad without setting it as the file's default program.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.



EXAMPLE: "Open with Notepad" added to Context Menu of Files
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Here's How:
1. To Add "Open with Notepad" to Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_Open_with_Notepad.reg
download
2. To Remove "Open with Notepad" from Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Open_with_Notepad.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,
Shawn




11 Jun 2010   #1
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Wow I haven't seen this one in a while. Thanks for the post!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome WindowsStar. Yeah, it's an old one all right.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Does anyone still need to print the contents of a folder? That is another very old trick much like this one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Jun 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Some might. I have one for this over at Vista Forums that works in Windows 7 as well.

Context Menu - Add View and Print File Directory - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Yep that is what I was referring to. I remember years ago I really improved it because there were some issues that users had with it....I wish I could remember where I put that code....but that was the Windows NT days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm always open for improvements.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm always open for improvements.
I will dig around in my old Windows NT stuff on the Server and see if I find something. I would like to have a Tutorial or help with one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sounds good to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #9
hannubys

Windows 7
 
 

How to do it for some file extensions like .xml .nfo. .txt but not all files ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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