How can i put notepad++ as default editor on Windows 2016 ?
Eric Bret last edited by
I want to change my standard editor on Windows 2016. By default it’s Notepad. Is it possible to put Notepad ++ by default for all the files like *. txt , *.log etc etc ?
If it’s possible can i make this change by Gpo ?
PeterJones last edited by
The same way you do with any other Windows application: There are a plethora of ways; you can search the internet for “associate txt with another application”, since we cannot be expected to be experts in all versions of Windows and Windows Server, and what config options you are comfortable with. As a hint, I usually use Right Click > Open With and check make-default, and/or directly edit the registry; GPO might do it, but I’m not a GPO expert.
Also, if you run Notepad++ as administrator, the Settings > Preferences > File Association dialog will allow you to try to set associations.
You can search this forum for “association” to find more discussion on file association, including some gotchas and difficulties with various methods.