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Nice notepad replacement, done.

Found this via [Don Park's Daily Habit], and checked: it also works for Windows 2000 -

How to replace Notepad.exe on Windows XP/2000

Windows XP/2000 has file protection so Notepad.exe will get restored if you just replace the file with renamed Sc1.exe. Follow these steps:

  1. Download Sc1.exe from SourceForge or Notepad2 and rename it to Notepad.exe
  2. Save a copy of the original Notepad.exe somewhere.
  3. Replace Notepad.exe in following three locations (order is significant):
    • %WINDIR%\ServicePackFiles\i386 (if any SP is installed)
    • %WINDIR%\System32\DllCache
    • %WINDIR%\System32
    • %WINDIR%

      *%WINDIR% is your Windows folder (i.e. C:\Windows)
  4. Press Cancel when a warning dialog appears.

That's it. Enjoy.

Update: have a look at simonguest's post how to get that work on Vista too.

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» Comments

  • dwayne avatar

    thank you very much for all your help with notepad.exe .it works again all thanks to you and your time with the help on this site.god bless you, and may you have all the luck in your life to come.p.s thank you very , very , much

    dwayne — August 14, 2004 5:14
  • George avatar

    Thanks for the tutorial - very handy.

    George — April 13, 2005 9:32
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