How to do Notepad Tricks?

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Notepad is probably the first text editor on our computer we all learn to use. It’s extremely clean, easy to use and does all the standard functions a basic text editor is expected to do.

What else do you expect from your text editor?? Nothing, probably!

Well, there is lots more a notepad can do for you! Notepad might be simple text editor for you but it lets you do so many tricks that no other text editor allows you to do.

Wondering what are the tricks I’m talking about?? Um, no worries! I’ll tell you how to do notepad tricks, just stay tuned and keep reading!

The below guide is compiled with the top hidden and the most amazing tricks of notepad! Let’s find out what are those tricks and how to apply them on the Notepad.

How to do Notepad Tricks:

The guide below will walk you through the steps on how to use notepad tricks and surprise people. In fact, before surprising others, these tricks will amaze you first. I know you just can’t wait to learn those tricks! Okay, so without any late, just check out the tricks! If you wanted to edit .DAT file you can open .dat file for editing the file.

#Shuting down the windows:

Yes, you read the title right! The first and amazing trick in the list is shutting down. To our surprise, Notepad can shut down a computer with just few code line.

No need to manually shut down your computer or to use any shortcut. Just a click and you are done. To do this trick, just copy the below code and paste it into the notepad file.

@echo off
msg * System will shut down
shutdown -c “Bye, See You!” –s

Now save the file with a .vbs extension, for instance, Shutdown.vbs. Now whenever you feel like shutting down your computer, just double-click this file and you are done.


#Creating a diary or a log:

Another great trick you can’t even imagine, notepad can do for you is creating a diary or a log. Can’t understand??

The diary or log means, it will keep track of your activities by the time and date you open and edit it. By this amazing diary, you can keep track of your daily activities and schedules without using any difficult or cumbersome method.

Creating diary with Notepad is extremely simple. You don’t even need to copy or paste any code. All you need to do is juts open a Notepad file, write .LOG and save it with any name. Now whenever you will open this file, it will start keeping a record of whatever you write with the current time and date.


 #Creating a fake window error:

With Notepad, you can fake any error message and terrify your siblings or friends with some strange system errors. It works really simple. You will require to copy and paste the below code into a notepad file and save it as a .vbs extension.

Whenever you will double click that file, your windows will fake a windows error message with the problem you specified. Copy the below code and do as I said and see the magic.

Type X=Msgbox(“Type the Custom error Message Here”,0+16,”Write the Title Here”)

Now replace “Type the custom error message here” with your desired message and “Write the Title Here” with the error title and save the file with a .vbs extension. To see the trick taking place, just double click the file.

#Deleting System32 Files:

Yes, Notepad can even delete all the system 32 files from your system. But we don’t recommend you do try ou this trick until you are sure of deleting the System32 files. Remember, these files are really mandatory for your system to work smoothly.

To do this trick, just copy paste the following code to a notepad file and save it with a .bat file extension.


Now double click the file and BOOM, you are gone!!

#Converting Text into Speech:

This is another super cool trick of Notepad. This trick will convert a notepad file into a speech box. Whenever you will type a text there, the speech box pronounces that text into a verbal sound.

To see this trick, just copy the below code and paste it into a notepad file.

Dim message, sapi
message=InputBox(“What do you want me to say?”,”Speak to Me”)
Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)
sapi.Speak message 

Now save this file with a .vbs extension. Speak.vbs for instance. Now double click this recently created file and a “Speak to me” dialogue will pop up, just like the below screen.


Now type any text in the text field and press Ok and see your computer speaking.

#Creating Matrix effect:

To see the Notepad creating a matrix effect, just copy and paste the following code into a notepad file and save it with a .bat extension. Double click the file and see the magic.

@echo off
color 02
echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
goto start


#Popping out CD Continuously:

Want to trick your friend by popping out CD drive from his computer again and again?? Just copy and paste the following code into a notepad file, save it with a .vbs extension.

Double-click the file and see your friend getting irritated.

Set oWMP = CreateObject(“WMPlayer.OCX.7?)
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
End If
wscript.sleep 5000

#World Trade Center Attack:

This is one of the most bizarre tricks I’m sure you will love it. Want to recall the world trade center attack??

Okay, so here you go. Just type this number in the Q33N in notepad. Now change the font to wingdings and keep the font to 72. What you will see is really amazing.

I can’t explain the feel but I can surely show you the picture! Have a look on the screenshot below.


So that’s how to do notepad tricks and baffle people! For all the Wordpad users out there, see how you can easily find and Replace Text in MS Word.

Amazing tricks, aren’t they??

These tricks can amaze anyone and very limited people know about these astonishing tricks of Notepad.

I hope the tutorial helped you learn how to create notepad tricks! For any doubt or query, you can use the below form and drop us the query. We will reach out to you ASAP.

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