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Last Update:

29 Apr 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Binary Fortress


default notepad replacer replacement

Notepad Replacer

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1.5 | Updated: 29 Apr 2022



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Software Author(s):

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Notepad Replacer 1.5

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Has mandatory parameter requirement


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Notepad Replacer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Notepad Replacer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Notepad Replacer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade notepadreplacer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade notepadreplacer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install notepadreplacer
    name: notepadreplacer
    version: '1.5'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'notepadreplacer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.5'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller notepadreplacer
    Name     = "notepadreplacer"
    Version  = "1.5"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'notepadreplacer':
  ensure   => '1.5',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 29 Apr 2022.


Package Parameters

  • If the parameter is not specified, the installation will fail and exit
  • /NOTEPAD - Specifies the path to the executable for the program you wish to replace Notepad with.
    Example: choco install notepadreplacer --params='"/NOTEPAD:C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe"'

To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades

Overview of Notepad Replacer

Do you use a Notepad alternative, like Notepad++ or Notepad2? Notepad Replacer will allow you to replace the default Windows version of Notepad with whatever alternative you would like to use. No System Files Replaced Won't replace ANY system files, or change ANY file permissions.

  • No System Files Replaced
  • No Background Processes
  • No Security Warnings
  • Completely Free

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir              = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$url                   = ''
$checksum              = 'cd758294854b59f2dd86574643b9d986bb1c222eb212ab26c1839a7111c84cd7'
$checksumType          = 'sha256'
$pp                    = Get-PackageParameters

if ( $pp.NOTEPAD ) {
  $notepadDir = $pp.NOTEPAD
  Write-Host "`nSetting $notepadDir as the default notepad application...`n" -ForegroundColor Yellow

  $packageArgs = @{
    packageName        = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    unzipLocation      = $toolsDir
    fileType           = 'exe'
    softwareName       = "Notepad Replacer*"
    url                = $url
    checksum           = $checksum
    checksumType       = $checksumType
    silentArgs         = '/NOTEPAD="' + $notepadDir + '" /VERYSILENT'
    validExitCodes     = @(0, 3010)

  Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  } else {
    Set-PowerShellExitCode 1
    throw '/NOTEPAD parameter and application path required...
    example: choco install notepadreplacer --params=''"/NOTEPAD:C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe"'''

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Notepad Replacer 1.4 5922 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Approved
Notepad Replacer 13285 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Approved
Notepad Replacer 1.2.0 6140 Monday, January 4, 2021 Approved
notepadreplacer 1.1.6 6128 Saturday, October 12, 2013 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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