Replacing notepad on Vista
March 11, 2011
Having fun today trying to replace notepad on vista with my favourite text editor of late - Notepad++
I followed most of the instructions here:
and got the replacment notepad.exe file from here:
But found that upon trying to run it, I would get a very annoying warning:
Despite my efforts, unchecking this box would still produce the same error, even running as administrator.
Even going into the properties of the file and 'unblocking' it wouldn't stick.
I found this blog post:
But the links in it are dead!
My solution in the end: Copy the notepad.exe file I had downloaded somewhere else, unblock it there then copy it into the directories mentioned.
Silly me for not doing that to start with - because obviously it's not the same executable you find in the notepad++ program files directory.