# Open file using CMD in Notepad++

If you want to use Notepad++ using CMD (Windows Command Line) make sure you add Notepad++ installed location to the PATH environment variable to use it from anywhere, or else you need to go to C:\Program Files\Notepad++ folder to run the Notepad++ Console commands,

## How to open a file in Notepad++ from CMD

1. Go to installed location of Notepad++ (if PATH is not set, example: C:\Program Files\Notepad++),
3. This should open the file in Notepad++,
4. To create a new tab, type Notepad++ tab-name
Example:
``C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++>Notepad++ D:\countries.txt``

The above command will open countries.txt file in Notepad++,

Open File in Notepad++ using CMD command.

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