Notpad++ Extension Errorduring the program files setup

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Hello friends,

I am in the process of setting up my new system, during the program files setup I got this below error message. I have windows 7, 32 bit and 250 GB hard disk, 4GB RAM operating system. Simply I don’t understand what I have to do now? Please help me to fix this error. Your help is appreciated. Thanks.

ShellExecute failed (2): Is this command correct?

“C:Program Files (x86)Notepad++.exe”


Answered By 70 points N/A #191848

Notpad++ Extension Errorduring the program files setup


Notepad++ is the best HEX editor in my view. I have been using Notepad++ for quite a long time and also faced the same error. This usually happens with the permission of Notepad++.

The first solution will be installing the latest Notepad++. Download Notepad++.

If this doesn’t fix the issue,

1. Find out Notepad++’s installation path along the file “notepad++.exe”

2. Right-click on the “notepad++.exe” >> go to “Properties” context menu.

3. Open “Compatibility” tab.

4. From “Privilege Level” section, check the box “Run this program as an administrator”.

5. Press “Apply” >> “OK”.

Now try the task again.

Also, open Notepad that comes with Windows by default. Copy and paste the following text and save it with a file extension .reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



@="Edit with &Notepad++"

"icon"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\Notepad++.exe"



@=""C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\Notepad++.exe" "%1""

Double-click the file and select “Yes” if prompted. Ignore the warning message and say yes to save changes into registries.

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