Notepad++: How to add Quotes to CSV File

You can always make use of regular expressions in Notepad++ to add single or double quotes to a file, but if the data is of type CSV then it can get a bit tricky.

The best way to do this is by making use of a plugin called "CSV Lint"

  1. Download the CSV Lint Plugin.
  2. Open the CSV Lint Window from Plugins menu.
  3. Click on Detect Columns
  4. Next, click on Reformat.
  5. Under "General Setting", click on "Re-apply quotes", choose from the options.
    Apply Quotes to CSV file in Notepad++
    • All values
    • None / Minimal
    • All string values
    • All non-numeric values
  6. Click OK to apply.
    Added quotes to CSV data

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human Windows 11 PC with Notepad++.

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