How to Open Any Text Document In Notepad Quickly

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SUMMARY
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.
MORE INFORMATION
To create a shortcut to Notepad.exe in the Windows\SendTo folder, followthese steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click the Windows folder, and then click the SendTo folder.
  3. In the right pane, right-click an empty spot, point to New, and then click Shortcut.
  4. 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.
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Article ID: 193717 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 09:23:39 - Revision: 1.2

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