10 Amazing Notepad tricks to Try Right Now

Notepad is a built-in text editor that is made available on every all Microsoft windows which allows you to read plain texts. The program also comes with some other features like text formatting, font change, word wrap and page setup.

Most of you already know the purpose of Notepad, even some of us make use of it to open and edit XML files (although it’s not a proper program for that) and execute some other important functions on it, but I’m pretty sure that 80% of you reading through this content don’t know some hidden features of Notepad.

This brings me to revealing the 10 amazing notepad tricks you’ve to try right away, as they’re kept hidden and waiting for you to give them a shot. Although, there are more tricks to it, but I’ll just reveal the common ten you should know.

10 Amazing Notepad tricks to try Right Now


1.       Matrix Effect Trick

The Matrix effect trick is one of the commonest notepad tricks. With the help of your Notepad, you get to generate a matrix like windows which displays random numbers (in green color) dropping down like falling rains.  It looks more as if you’re programming something and you’re a pro in the eyes of your friends.

2.       Unlimited folder maker

This is another lovely notepad trick which automatically creates unlimited folders with the help of Notepad. At least, you get to prank your friends with this trick, create a bat file of the trick and share to friends. All you need to do is, launch your notepad and paste the below code on it.

@echo off
md %random%
goto start

Once you’ve pasted the above code on your notepad, save the file as anyname.bat, just make sure it’s in “.bat” format. Launch the program and see what happens next.

3.       Continuous message repetition

This notepad trick helps in terms of multitasking. At least, without doing it manually, the trick helps you to repeat messages continuously. All you need is copy the below code and paste on your notepad.

Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "Type your message"

After that, you save the file as anyname.vbs, just make sure the file is in .vbs format. Launch the file and see what happens next. Remember that on the “type your message”, you’re to input the message which is to be repeated.

4.       Virus creation trick

Do you know that you can easily create a very dangerous virus using your notepad? The virus creation trick is used to generate a harmful virus for a system. Maybe, there is this one dude that have always be stealing your data, you can easily send the file to him/her, once the file is launched… gbam!!! SYSTEM INFECTED. Please don’t try on anyone, I’m just revealing for knowledge sake. I’ve also created a counter to this trick, so you’re advice to read how to remove computer virus without Antivirus.


5.       Text to Audio converter trick

Have you every though of creating a Text to audio converter yourself? Do you know that the program is easy to write with this simple trick? At least, you can boast of creating a text to audio converter. As usual, all you need to do is create a new Notepad file, copy the below code and paste on the notepad.

Dim msg, sapi
msg=InputBox("Enter your text","Altechgeek audi0 converter")
Set sapi=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.Speak msg

Once you’ve pasted the above code, then you can save the file name to anyname.vbs. Launch the file on your computer; you’ll be prompted to input text which would be converted to audio.

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6.       C drive format trick with One click

This is another amazing notepad trick, but bad in the wrong hands. I know of a friend that managed to copy the file from my PC, thinking it’s a kinda hidden stuff, because I named the folder “do no open”, he copied the file to his system and launched it… what happened next? You know the rest. Lol!!! The stuff F-ing formatted his C drive, just in a single click. So, here’s how to generate such file. Simply launch your notepad, copy the below code and paste on your notepad.


Once the above code is pasted, simply save the file as anyname.exe. Just make sure the file is saved in exe format.

7.       Internet disconnection attack

This is another lovely notepad trick you can use against someone (please I’m not saying you should use it, just for knowledge sake). With this notepad trick, you get to disconnect someone’s internet connection. All you need to do is copy the below code and paste on notepad.

@echo off
Ipconfig /release

After that, file format to be saved should be .bat. The only way out of this is to create another file with this code “IPconfig /renew” remember to exclude the quotes, because what this trick actual does is to release the entire data thus IP address would be lost.

8.       Anti-virus Tester

Everybody wants to restrain their system from virus attack, but still download unreliable programs as antivirus. Do you know that with this notepad trick, you can easily test how reliable your antivirus program is? All you need is the file, once you launch, and a prompt from the antivirus wants to delete the file, just know that your antivirus is reliable, if not, it’s unreliable. Now, all you need to do is copy and paste the below code to your notepad.


After that, you’ve to save the file as anyname.exe. Just make sure that the file is in exe file format. Launch the file and as soon your antivirus attempts to delete the program, just know that the antivirus is reliable, if not, I would advise you find some other reliable program.

9.       Force Shutdown for Windows

We all know the common windows problem. Sometimes, due to over-tasking or lags, windows refuse to shutdown except you hold the power button (which isn’t a good way out). So the best shot to that is this notepad trick. With this trick, you get to force shutdown for windows computer. All you need to do is copy and paste the below code in your notepad.

@echo off
* Shutdown computer
shutdown -c “Sleep Tight” –s

Once you’ve pasted the above code, save the file as shutdown.bat or any name you wish to give it. Just make sure it’s saved in BAT file format.

10.   File Locker trick

This is my favorite notepad trick. I use it to lock most of my computer files, at least to keep away from eye prying. So, if you ever wanted to lock your files without the use of any third party software, then using this notepad trick is your best shot. Simple, copy and paste the below code on your notepad.

title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
echo Are you sure u 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.
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End

From the above code, change the “YOUR PASSWORD HERE” to the password you want to use for file lock. After that, save the file as locker.bat or any name but it must be in BAT format. Once the file is saved, double click the file to create a folder, as a new folder named locker would be created in same location as the file. Finally, move all files you wish to lock in the folder. Anytime you wish to unlock, simply go to the batch file created, double click, and input the password and Enjoy.

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That’s all I’ve for now on notepad tricks, codes and commands. There are lots more to this just that I’ve taken my time to share the best amongst them. Hope you enjoy your time trying any of the above tricks. Feel free to drop your comment and don’t forget to share this article with your friends on social networks.

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