symlink. error in syntax

  • Hi community!
    I want to create simple link to run notepad++ on win 10 with a next command

    mklink c:\windows\system32\np.exe “c:\program files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe” - register NppShell_06.dll.exe

    But I catch an error in syntax.Where mistace?

  • @Andrey-Evgrafov

    it’s been a while since using windows but I’m in doubt that you can create a
    link from np.exe to notepad++.exe with additional parameters provided to
    notepad++ exe, can’t you?

    mklink c:\windows\system32\np.exe “c:\program files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe”

    should work as long as np.exe is not the internal MS notepad because as far as I’m aware MS protects it default application since Windows 10.
    But as already said, I’m not up to date anymore - maybe it is working again.
    Hopefully enough info to get your problem solved.


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