Sunday, April 27, 2014

Open Notepad as Administrator in Windows 8+ w/ Installer, Uninstaller

"Open in Notepad as Admin" in Windows Explorer Context-Menu

Do you get the following;
  • "Would you like to save in the My Documents instead?"
  • "Access Denied" when saving a file ? 
  • or simply need a quicker menu option to Send to Notepad but as Adminstrator

This utility installs "Open in Notepad as Admin" context menu item in Windows File Explorer for files (right-click on file) that can normally be opened with Notepad (but run as Administrator).

Opening files in Notepad 
with Administrator privileges allows you to open/save files in privileged areas such as C:\Windows\System32 and
C:\Users\ {UserName} \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files.   

Notepad can edit traditional 8-bit text files as well as Unicode text files (both UTF-8 and UTF-16, and in case of UTF-16, both little-endian and big-endian). 

This utility has the following features; 

  • updated to work in Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2
  • adds Notepad Icon to context-menu !!!
  • comes with proper uninstaller located in "Add or Remove Programs" oops Programs and Features


Download and unzip file

Simply, right-click onOpeninNotepadAsAdmin.inf and click Install, that's it. Done.

To test this now right-click on a text file and you see the new context menu "Open in Notepad as Admin" option!


The great thing about this inf file, is it creates a uninstall option.
Goto Programs and Features, and right click on the "Open in Notepad as Admin..." to uninstall.

To remove this blog page (only) IE tab on start-up follow I couldn't remove this key in the registry using inf, since it would delete all pages.

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