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Replace Notepad with Editpad (or another editor)

I use Editpad in Windows and in spite of changing the default editor setting from Notepad to Editpad a lot of programs still open up in Notepad.

Here's how to change it!

Make changes to the following folders:

Step-by-step process:

  1. Create a backup of Notepad.exe

  2. Take control of Notepad.exe (From TrustedInstaller to Administrator) - Right click Notepad.exe and select properties

notepad1

notepad2

notepad3

notepad4

  1. Copy your Editpad executable (Or other favorite editor EXE) as Notepad.exe into the above folders

  2. Repeat the process for other two folders

  3. Test your setup by typing notepad in DOS