How to Add Edit with Notepad++ Option to Windows 10 or 11 Right Click Menu Options

If you make use of Notepad++ Text Editor a lot on your Windows PC, then it is a good idea to add "Edit with Notepad++" to the Right-Click Menu of your Windows 10/11 Operating System.

Below are some easy steps to add the option.

  • Open Notepad++ and create a new file with name script.bat
  • Now copy the below text and save the file.
    @echo off
    reg add HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\pintohome /f /v "MUIVerb" /t REG_SZ /d "Edit with Notepad++"
    reg add HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\pintohome\command /f /ve /t REG_SZ /d "\"C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe\" \"%%1\""

    Note: Validate your path to notepad++.exe on your PC and change accordingly.

  • Next open Terminal/CMD and run this script. You should see two messages "The operation completed successfully."
    The operation completed successfully
  • Now when you right-click on any file, you should see the option "Edit with Notepad++" and when clicked will open that file in Notepad++
    How to Add Edit with Notepad++ Option to Windows 10 or 11 Right Click Menu

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC running Notepad++ v8.5.7.

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