How To Reset Microsoft Notepad To Default Settings?

Microsoft Notepad is a default text writing tool in Windows Operating System. Though it is a helpful app, people don't give much importance to it if they have Microsoft Office installed on their PCs.

Even though Microsoft Office and Open Office tools offer many features, they cannot replace the Microsoft Notepad. People understand its importance only when they cannot use it. The same happened to me too.

Yesterday night one of my friends played his computer skills on various software products installed on my computer. By the end of his experiments, the Microsoft Notepad failed to work.

He said that he didn't remember the changes he made. At first, I thought it was not a big deal because a simple reset can restore the default settings.

I tried to reset the current configuration using the reset button. Sooner I found out that there was no such option. Now I learned the bitter truth there is no direct reset option in notepad.

The only way to reset the Microsoft notepad is to delete any keys created in the registry.

Registry Edit to Reset Notepad Settings to Default

  1. Close Notepad if it is open.

  2. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit on Search or Run window.

  3. Click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER and select Software.

  4. Click on Microsoft and select Notepad.

  5. Delete all entries on the right-hand side column except the default key.

Now open the notepad and check if it is the default settings. I do not recommend the step for newbie computer users. So what steps newbie users can do and those who don't like registry editing?

If you do not want to use registry editing, choose the following options.

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  • Font Style: Regular

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Save the changes and check if you can see the program working fine. Here we have learned registry edit to reset previous configurations made on your laptop.

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Similarly, we can disable or enable many features on Windows using reg edit. Click on the link below to learn how to disable the USB port.
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If you need to reset the old configuration on the notepad, you must access the registry editor on your computer.

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What can you do if the reg editor is disabled on your computer?

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To enable reg editor on your PC, click on the link below.
How to Enable Disabled Registry Editor On your Computer