Notepad Tricks, Hacks & Commands


Notepad is the simplest text editor provided by Microsoft in every version of Windows. It is helpful when we want to create a quick note. The files created by Notepad are saved in .txt format which is supported by every text editor. So, the files created by Notepad are compatible to open, edit and modify everywhere.

People generally consider Notepad simpler than what it is. But readers, Notepad is light-weight text-editor but saying it “simpler” would be wrong because it can open many unknown extensions files and Notepad itself hold many amazing commands, tricks and hacks to make it more productive for you.

Today, I am going to share amazing Notepad Tricks & Hacks that you can use to get most out of Notepad and amaze your friends.

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Create Diary on Notepad

This Notepad trick will allow you to create Notepad note in such a format that whenever you edit your note, it will get saved with date and timestamp automatically. To do this, follow these steps:

1.Open Notepad

2.Type .LOG in first line.

3.Save the file as Log.txt

4.Now, write something to the file and it will automatically get saved with edited date and time.

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Create Fake Windows Errors With Notepad

This is another very cool Notepad trick that allows you to create Fake error messages. You can create Fake error message with any message. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Notepad
  2. Type X=Msgbox(“Message Here”,0+16,”Title Here”)
  3. Replace Message Here and Title Here with your Error Message and Error-Window Title respectively.
  4. Save the file with error.vbs.
  5. Now, click the file and you’ll get your custom-made Windows error message.

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Force Shutdown Your Windows

This trick will let you force shutdown your Windows in a single-click. So, if you don’t want to waste three clicks (Start >> Turn Off Computer >> Turn Off), this trick will help you in that. To do this:

  1. Open Notepad
  2. Paste @echo off in first line.
  3. Paste msg * Shutdown computer in second line.
  4. Paste shutdown -c “Sleep Tight” -s in third line
  5. Save the file with .BAT extension. For example, shutdown.bat
  6. Click on your file and it will automatically shutdown your Windows.

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You can imagine the disaster that may happen if you’ll put this file at Windows Startup 😉

Create Password-protected Folder using Notepad

Why to use any folder-locking software when your simple text editor, Notepad can lock your folders? To use this Notepad tricks, follow these steps:

  • Open Notepad
  • Copy the following code:

@ECHO OFF
title Folder Private
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p “cho=>”
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Private “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%== digital.guide goto FAIL
attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End
:End

  • digital.guide written in red is password. Change it to your own password.
  • Save the file as private.bat with File Type As All Files (*.*).
  • Now, when you click private.bat, it will create a Private folder. Move your private files, documents and folders here.
  • Close Private folder.
  • Now, no one will be able to open the folder without the password.

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Make Computer To Speak Your Sentence

This Notepad trick will make computer to speak whatever you type in the provided text-box. To use this trick, follow these steps:

  1. Open Notepad
  2. Copy & paste this command:

Dim message, sapi
message=InputBox(“What do you want me to say?”,”Speak to Me”)
Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)
sapi.Speak message
 

  1.  Save the file as speak.vbs.
  2. Double-click the file and it will open a prompt. Enter the sentence you want your computer to speak
  3. Click OK and Notepad will speak the sentence for you.

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