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How to Add or Remove 'Open with Notepad' Context Menu in Windows 10

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Adding "Open with Notepad" to the context menu of all files will allow you to quickly open that file with Notepad without setting Notepad to be the default app for that file type.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Open with Notepad from the context menu of all files for all users in Windows 10.

While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the "Open with Notepad" context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu item.


EXAMPLE: "Open with Notepad" context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Open with Notepad" to Context Menu of All Files

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Open_with_Notepad_to_context_menu.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Open with Notepad" from Context Menu of All Files

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Open_with_Notepad_from_context_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn