TOP NOTEPAD TRICKS AND HACKS YOU MUST KNOW

Notepad is the simplest text editor provided by Microsoft in every version of Windows. It is helpful when we want to create a quick note. The files created by Notepad are saved in .txt format which is supported by every text editor. So, the files created by Notepad are compatible to open, edit and modify everywhere.

Today, I am going to share with you 10 amazing Notepad Tricks  that you can use to get most out of Notepad and amaze your friends.

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1. Force Shutdown Your Windows

This trick will let you force shutdown your Windows in a single-click. So, if you don’t want to waste three clicks (Start >> Turn Off Computer >> Turn Off), this trick will help you in that. To do this:
  1. Open Notepad
  2. Paste @echo off in first line.
  3. Paste msg * Shutdown computer in second line.
  4. Paste shutdown -c “Sleep Tight” -s in third line
  5. Save the file with .BAT extension. For example, shutdown.bat
  6. Click on your file and it will automatically shutdown your Windows.

2. Create Password-protected Folder using Notepad

Why to use any folder-locking software when your simple text editor, Notepad can lock your folders? To use this Notepad tricks, follow these steps:
  • Open Notepad
  • Copy the following code:
@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 LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %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 folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%== dannystech 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
  • dannystech written in red is password. Change it to your own password.
  • Save the file as private.bat with File Type As All Files (*.*).
  • Now, when you click private.bat, it will create a Private folder. Move your private files, documents and folders here.
  • Close Private folder.
  • Now, no one will be able to open the folder without the password.

3. Create Password-protected Folder using Notepad

Why to use any folder-locking software when your simple text editor, Notepad can lock your folders? To use this Notepad tricks, follow these steps:
  • Open Notepad
  • Copy the following code:
@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 LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %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 folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%== dannystech 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
  • dannystech written in red is password. Change it to your own password.
  • Save the file as private.bat with File Type As All Files (*.*).
  • Now, when you click private.bat, it will create a Private folder. Move your private files, documents and folders here.
  • Close Private folder.
  • Now, no one will be able to open the folder without the password.

4. Make Computer To Speak What You Write  

This  trick will make computer speak whatever you type in the provided textbox. To use this trick, follow these steps:
  1. Open Notepad
  2. Copy & paste this command:
Dim message, sapi
message=InputBox(“What do you want me to say?”,”Speak to Me”)
Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)
sapi.Speak message
 
  1.  Save the file as speak.vbs.
  2. Double-click the file and it will open a prompt. Enter the sentence you want your computer to speak
  3. Click OK and Notepad will speak the sentence for you.

5.Use Notepad To Create Fake Windows Errors

This is Notepad trick allows you to create Fake error messages. You can create Fake error message with any message. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open Notepad
  2. Type X=Msgbox(“Message Here”,0+16,”Title Here”)
  3. Replace Message Here and Title Here with your Error Message and Error-Window Title respectively.
  4. Save the file with error.vbs.
  5. Now, click the file and you’ll get your custom-made Windows error message.

    6. Create Matrix Raining Code Screen

    Have you watched the movie, “Matrix”? You might have seen string of green characters appearing at the screen randomly. We are going to do something similar with the help of Notepad. To use this Notepad trick, follow these steps:
    1. Open Notepad.
    2. Type this command:
    @echo off
    color 02
    :start
    echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
    goto start
    1. Save the file as Matrix.bat
    2. Click on Matrix.bat and the show begins.

    Alternatively, you can use this code for different effect:
    @echo off
    :a
    color 2
    echo 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
    ping localhost -n 1 > nul
    echo 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 a f h 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
    echo 1 0 0 1 1 0 9 8 1 2 0 1 9 9 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
    ping localhost -n 1 > nul
    echo 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 01 0 1 0 0 1 0
    ping localhost -n 1 > nul
    echo 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 9 1 1 2 1 1 0 9 1 0 5 7 7 8 7 8 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 3 4
    ping localhost -n 1 > nul
    echo 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1
    goto a
    Source: Wikihow

      7. Make CD Drive Open & Close Again and again

      This notepad prank will make your CD drive open and close again and again continually. To use this notepad trick, use these the following steps:
      1. Open Notepad
      2. Enter following command:
      Set oWMP = CreateObject(“WMPlayer.OCX.7”)
      Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
      do
      if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
      For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
      colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
      Next
      For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
      colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
      Next
      End If
      wscript.sleep 5000
      loop
      1. Save your notepad file as cdopen.vbs
      2. Now, open cdopen.vbs and it will start the process to continuously open and close CD drive.
      To stop the process, open Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del and stop cdopen.vbs process.

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