Batch files being opened in Notepad++ rather than being executed

  • This is on Windows 10 x64 creators edition. I’ve created a batch file and placed it in C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Start-up, but every time I start the machine and login, I find that instead of the batch file getting executed, it opens in Notepad++. How do I change the file association so that batch files get executed. By design, Windows doesn’t show the Change button for Opens with: in file properties for executable files (.bat, .cmd, .exe, etc), so I can’t change it that way.

  • Hold the Shift Key down and Right-Mouse click the batch file. This should allow you to select “Open With…” and then choose the program used to open the file.


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