As an IT administrator, you may need to add Open With Notepad Portable to the Windows context menu. Notepad Portable is a free, open-source text editor that allows you to open, edit, and save text files on the go. In this article, we'll show you how to add Open With Notepad Portable to the Windows context menu.
To add Open With Notepad Portable to the Windows context menu, you first need to download the Notepad Portable program. You can find the latest version of the program here. Once you’ve downloaded the program, you need to extract the files from the archive.
Once the files have been extracted, you need to create a new folder in the root of your C: drive. This folder should be called “OpenWithNotepadPortable”. Inside this folder, you need to copy the Notepad Portable executable file.
Now that the executable file is in place, you need to open the Windows Registry Editor. You can do this by typing “regedit” into the Windows search bar and pressing Enter. Once the Registry Editor is open, you need to navigate to “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\*\\shell”.
Right-click on the “shell” key and select “New” and then “Key” from the context menu. Name this new key “Open with Notepad Portable”. Now, right-click on the new key and select “New” and then “Key” from the context menu again. Name this new key “Command”.
Now, you need to double-click on the “(Default)” value in the right-hand pane of the Registry Editor window. This will open the Edit String dialog box. In the Value Data field, you need to enter the following:
Click “OK” to save the changes. Now, when you right-click on a file, you will see the “Open with Notepad Portable” option in the context menu.
Adding Open With Notepad Portable to the Windows context menu is a simple process. All you need to do is download the program, extract the files, create a new folder, copy the executable file, and add a few entries to the Windows Registry. Once the entries have been added, you’ll be able to quickly open text files with Notepad Portable.