We all love our good old Notepad. Don’t we? Especially when other tools have configured
notepad.exe as their default “editor”, or file associations link to
For all those whose love is fading, I have a simple solution at hand.
I’ve written a little node.js CLI application that allows you to define a replacement for
To get started read the installation guidelines on github.
For the impatient (example for Sublime):
npm install --global notepad-replacer notepad-replacer --install "C:\YOUR\PATH\TO\Sublime\sublime_editor.exe" --contextmenu "Open with Sublime"
By the way: the little tool is not really replacing
notepad.exe but is redirecting from
notepad.exe to the editor of your choice. Thus no binaries are lost or modified.