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How to Reset Notepad to Its Default Settings in Windows 10

Notepad is a simple basic small text editor used to create html we page, web site, and text files. If you've customized Notepad for the way you work, but now you want to reset Notepad to its default settings.

This article will show you how to reset Notepad to its default settings for your account in Windows 10.

To reset Notepad to its default settings via Registry, here's how:

Step 1: Press Windows logo+R to open Run. Input regedit, then hit Enter.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: In Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Notepad

On the right pane of Regedit, right-click on Notepad, select Delete from the popup menu.

Reset Notepad to its default settings

Step 3: On the Confirm Key Delete dialog box, click Yes.

Confirm to delete Notepad key

All the Notepad settings you have made will be deleted. The default settings will take effect the next time you open Notepad and new Notepad key will be created in the registry.