The Best Notepad Tricks for Windows

Top 8 Notepad Tricks You Have Never seen!! Amazing Notepad Tricks for Windows.


If you press F5 in notepad, it will insert current date and time in the file. I think most of us know about this notepad trick. It is also mentioned in the Edit menu of the notepad.

Notepad isn’t really that bad. It is a age old app, but it’s still popular because of its simplicity.

Now I am going to show some fun notepad tricks. Enjoy these cool tricks.

  1. Bush Hid the Facts – Most Popular Notepad Trick

Bush may have hid the facts. But whether or not he did, this trick looks really weird. According to the trick it really seems Microsoft had put some hack into the coding of notepad making the text hidden after saving it.

Open notepad.


Save that file.

Close Notepad

Open the file again (with notepad like before)

Can you read it back?

Why This Happens ?

It was later known 4335 Rule. It means that if we enter four words separated by spaces, wherein the first word has 4 letters, the next two have three letters each, and the last word has five letters. Then Notepad Automatically hides the text into unknown code. Similar are with “this app can break”.

  1. World Trade Centre Attack Trick – Shocking Notepad Trick

Did you know that the flight number of the plane that had hit WTC on 9/11 was Q33NY …

Open your Notepad

Type the flight number i.e Q33N in Capital Letters.

Increase the Font Size to 72

Change the Font to Wingdings

You will be amazed by the findings. Its a Plane going for 2 building shaped structures & then death.

Shocking … Ya …But this is a complete hoax… because I researched myself on Wikipedia and found that None of the planes involved in the 9/11 attacks had theflight number “Q33 NY”. The flight numbers of the planes that crashed into the Twin Towers were in fact “11” and “175”. Clearly, someone has simply made up this supposedflight number in an attempt to make the spurious claim seem valid.

  1. How to get fake error message like below

Open Notepad

Type in: msg * Error: Your system is affected by virus

Save as “virus.bat”

Now open that .bat file, now you got error message window

Its not virus, just your assumption message.

  1. Test your antivirus software is active or non active

To test your antivirus in full safety, you can use the file of Eicar test. This file is detected as a virus by the antiviruses but it is not one, it does not contain any viral code. If the false virus is detected, it is that your antivirus is active and protects you.

Open Notepad

Then recopy the following character string in the Notepad:


Now save it and scan it by ur antivirus software..

If your antivirus is correctly activated, it must then alert you instantaneously presence of the Eicar virus.

Then ask your antivirus to remove the file. In my case I had installed BitDefender Anti Virus and file was recognize and removed automatically without any additional action from me.

If your antivirus does not see anything, than you have a problem. It could be because of two reasons: permanent protection is badly configured or there were some problems during antivirus installation. Then you have to read documentation of your software to correct this problem.

If the false virus is still not detected, you must then seriously think of changing anti-virus software.

  1. Lock a Folder Using Notepad

Want to know how to to lock a folder using Notepad ?

Here is the trick :

Consider you want to lock a folder named PICS in your D:\ , whose path is D:\PICS

Now open the Notepad and type the following

ren pics pics.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

Where pics is your folder name. Save the text file as lock.bat in the same drive.

Open another new notepad text file and type the following

ren pics.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} pics

Save the text file as key.bat in the same drive.

Usage :

To lock the pics folder, simply click the loc.bat and it will transform into control panel icon which is inaccessible.

To unlock the folder click the key.bat file. Thus the folder will be unlocked and the contents are accessible.

  1. Format HDD with Notepad

Write The Following In Notepad Exactly as it says

Code : 01001011000111110010010101010101010000011111100000

Save As it as .EXE and any Name would Do.

Make an Ethical use of it. This .exe file can be really dangerous.

  1. Find Windows XP CD Key inside CD

Ever thought that the CD-Key of the Windows XP disc you were looking for was just Right Under you Nose. Lets see how easily you can get it…

To get the Windows XP CD key, you have to do the following steps.

  1. Bring your Windows XP CD and insert it into your computer’s CD/DVD ROM/ RAM.
  2. Now, browse your Windows XP CD and find the folder I386.
  3. Inside I386 folder, find the file named as unattended.txt.
  4. Open unattended.txt by using notepad.
  5. At last, keep scrolling of the opened file and you will get Windows XP CD key.

To me, it’s the most amazing thing of Windows XP CD. In this way, you can get the Windows XP CD key into your Windows XP CD. The people who are not wish to buy XP or the people who lost the serial key of Windows XP CD, can find theWindows XP CD key in this way.

  1. Log trick

This is simple, open notepad and type .LOG

Save it as .LOG.txt

Whenever you open the file with that text in the first line in the notepad, it will insert the current date and time at the end of the file. You can start entering your text after that.

Hope these tricks were useful for you.

Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions? Feel free to post a comment!


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