%USERPROFILE% in File URI Link in Notepad++
I have this link in a text file in Notepad++:
It uses the three slashes convention File URI Scheme to create a link in a text file in Notepad++
If I double-click on this link, it runs the linked batch file.
I want to change this link to:
This doesn’t work.
Is there some character I can add or remove or escape to make it work?
Just wanted to add:
Windows 10 here. Using Notepad++ 7.5.9 obtained from the Microsoft Store.
%USERPROFILE% is a Windows environment variable.
Alan Kilborn last edited by
Using Notepad++ 7.5.9 obtained from the Microsoft Store.
Don’t do this.
As you’ve already discovered, Notepad++ doesn’t interpret “variables” such as these the same as Windows itself does. There is no workaround.
(The only reason I’m using the Microsoft Store version is that this is a work laptop and I don’t have admin privileges to otherwise make a portable install of Notepad++ the default text file handler. But your point is noted.)