How to Open a File with Notepad on Windows 10/11

At times you may see that files do not open with the Notepad app on your Windows 10/11 PC by default. You may have a file with extensions .csv, ".py", ".java", ".xml" that may open up with another app, but you may want to open it with Notepad. In such case follow the below steps,

  1. Right-Click on the file.
  2. Select the option to open this file as Notepad.
    File - Open With Option on Windows 11
  3. Click on "Just Once" to open this file just for this request, or, Always if you want this file extension to be always be opened with Notepad.
    Select an app to open this file - Notepad
  4. The file will now be opened with the Notepad app.
Select an app to open this file - Notepad

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