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When I first installed NotePad++ it created a short cut (shell extension) to allow your to right click on a file and choose "Edit with NotePad++".

It actually was there and I installed the "e" trial and my "Edit with Notepad++" shortcut went away. I have since uninstalled E.

I have also uninstalled/reinstalled NP++ but that still didn't bring the shell integration back.

I also found a blog entry where someone said the the SCiTE editor messes this up to. But, I don't have scite installed.... at least it isn't on my add/remove list.

Can anyone tell me why this might not be working any more?

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I installed the NotePad++ version 5.6.4 today and the right-click shortcut is now there. I'm going to assume this was an installer error on the version I was installing before.

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In my case the shell integration doesn't show up with web shortcuts (saved in File Explorer)... –  Martec Mar 31 at 13:49
That's probably because the file type of a web shortcut isn't registered to be edited with notepad++. You can probably right click open-with, select NP++ and tell it always and that would register that file type with NP++ –  PilotBob Mar 31 at 17:49
Yeah... it should work that way but it doesn't show the "Open with" either (it does in any other file type...) –  Martec Apr 1 at 14:03
What is the file type of the firefox web shortcut? –  PilotBob Apr 1 at 17:55
Both Chrome and FIrefox shortcuts are .url files... –  Martec Apr 2 at 22:04

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