This article was previously published under Q193717
This article describes how to create a shortcut to Notepad.exe in theWindows\SendTo folder so that you can right-click any text file, and thenclick Notepad to open the file in Notepad. You can use this method to openfiles quickly with Notepad.
To create a shortcut to Notepad.exe in the Windows\SendTo folder, followthese steps:
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
In the left pane, double-click the Windows folder, and then click the SendTo folder.
In the right pane, right-click an empty spot, point to New, and then click Shortcut.
Click Browse, double-click the Windows folder, double-click Notepad.exe, click Next, and then click Finish.
After you create the shortcut, you can right-click any text file, and thenclick Notepad to open the file in Notepad.
NOTE: If you open a file that is not a text file, you may not be able toread the file in Notepad.