How do I open Multiple NotePad files from a folder?in Windows 10 Selecting all and then pressing Enter won't work, Selecting all and then trying to get an option of open by right clicking mouse button don't work.

  • I disagree: Selecting multiple .txt files, right-click and Open does open all files. – harrymc Jan 20 '19 at 9:28
  • Yea I tried selecting multiple files by clicking Shift and selecting 10 files at a time, then clicked on the right mouse button it worked, it gave the option to open the files, but when I tried to open all 20 of them, it does not work. – Rahul Sharma Jan 20 '19 at 9:43

There is an arbitrary limit of 15 selected files in the context-menu, as explained in this Microsoft article: Context menus are shortened when more than 15 files are selected.

The solution is to use regedit and navigate to the key:

On the right-hand pane, change the value of the item MultipleInvokePromptMinimum to a limit that suits you better. If the item does not exist, create it as DWORD 32-bit.

The change takes place right away without a logoff or restart. However, I would be careful with setting this to a too big value.


You can use batch files to filter an open files in notepad:

@echo off & cd "Folder" & for %%a in (*) do notepad "%%~fa"

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