1 Click Replace Notepad with Notepad++ Windows 7/8/8.1 Batch Script

Just a quick tip to replace the basic Windows Notepad with the much handier Notepad++


If you don’t have Notepad++ already, you can download it here.

No file ownership changes, replacements or backups necessary, just a quick registry fix and command line trick.


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  1. Run the notepad++replace.bat as Administrator.
  2. Open “notepad” using the Run command and see if Notepad++ starts.
  3. Tell the world about it 😛

Compatible with 32bit and 64bit editions of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 (including Update 1).

Original and further info at Grahame Scott-Douglas‘ blog.

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  • Edward R. Miller

    EXCELLENT!! Bravo. Well done guy, …well done. Thanks!
    It’s so easy a cave- -uh – – anyone can do it.

  • David Ingham

    Top man!

    I looked at one web page telling me how to do this and after after scrolling down to about the 4th page I had lost the will to live!

    I suppose I should really understand what has just happened but I am too excited to be free of good old Notepad and luxuriating in the arms of Notepad++ and all its goodness.

  • Fantastic!

  • piyush

    Dude you are awesome !!! Awesome batch file to replace or start .

  • Vitaliy

    link download it here, not working. 🙂
    Thank you, nice script!

    • admin

      Fixed, thanks 🙂

  • Thet Naing

    It’s so easy by your batch file.Thanks you so much. Really fantastic!!!

  • Dohtó Hu

    It works in my Windows 10 64bit PC! Thank youuuuuuuu!!

  • Ziklepmna

    A cmd windows pops up right before notepad++ launches and then disappears, anyway around this?