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Reversing a Registry Entry


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So today I installed Notepad++ again as I realized that I have not used it in some time. I remember checking this thread about replacing Notepad. There was a link to this forum post where there were there were a few solutions. The last few times I had used it, I got this batch script called Notepad-to-NotepadPP, but it seems as if that has been abandoned by the developer. I tried doing what the last post recommended, and it did not work very well. So now I have to reverse this registry entry, or simply remove it. I am not exactly sure how to do it. Manually, I was unable to find it. The entry is as follows:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe" /v "Debugger" /t REG_SZ /d "\"%~dp0notepad++.exe\" /z" /f pause

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Running the following in a batch file/command prompt should restore notepad back to normal behavior.

reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe"

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If you use System Restore, that would be the easiest way.

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If you use System Restore, that would be the easiest way.

I think that's a bit overkill to reverse one registry entry when it only takes one command to fix.

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^ Well, it has worked for me, many times. I use it immediately if there is a problem. ;)

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Thanks everyone. :) I must have been far too tired last night, because the registry entry wasn't exactly hiding. It was right in front of my eyes. I simply deleted it, and got things back to normal. :)

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Alternative solutions for removing/restoring Registry stuff modified by a software installation routine:

http://www.martau.com/total-uninstall.php

You can't get a better solution than this....

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