Coolest Notepad Tips     Notepad is the Microsoft Windows product, simplest, easy-to-use text editor and it  handles code too. Notepad is used to write the notes, files, documents and  saved with the extension .txt; which in turn is supported by all the text editors. but the disadvantage is it won’t support advanced features like, colors, pictures and other advanced document editing features and Notepad doesn’t pastes original formatting, or for compiling code as it is very light and clean.. This also makes this text editor compatible to view and edit text files, open as well as modify across all platforms. Check out the simple tricks and tweaks of Notepad that you can help you to make the most use of your Notepad and must give a try.

Create Diary on Notepad:

The traditional and the oldest Notepad tricks and hacks is that you can create a diary on Notepad text editor. It will allows you create note in a Notepad which gets automatically saved with updated date and time. Here is the simple step to follow to make it as diary.
This is one of the most amazing tricks you should learn and practice. 
  1. Open the Notepad
  2. Then Type .LOG in the first line.
  3. then save the file in Log.txt format.
  4. Now the saved file becomes your Diary and every time you will edit your file it will get saved in the auto date and time update format. 
This trick keep your secret privacy matters or any other important dates in the simple easy tricks. Mainly no need to search for the secondary applications.

Test Your Anti-Virus Using Notepad:

Every system users are uploading the antivirus to protect your laptop or computer. But we dont’t know whether it is working properly or not. Here in notepad will help you in the simple trick whether the Antivirus is working correctly or not. Then the this European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research (EICAR) code will help you in that. Using this, you can also test your anti-virus program for its effectiveness using a simple notepad trick. Just follow the steps given below 
  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy the code give below in the notepad file:
             X5O!P%@AP[4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
  • Save it with a .exe extension . example- myantivirus.exe
  • after you saved this file, your anti-virus program will detect the file (virus) immediately and will attempt to delete it.
  • If this happens then your Antivirus is working properly. If not, then it’s time to look for some other reliable program

Create Password Protected Folder using Notepad:

The notepad is also used as the password protected folder which helps you to keep all your important things safe and privacy of your important files or documents in your personal computer or laptop. To create password- protected folder using Notepad, follow the steps:
  • First of all Open the Notepad
  • Copy and  paste the below mentioned code
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Private
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p “cho=>”
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Private “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD PROTECT goto FAIL
attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End
:End
  • Note-PASSWORD PROTECT written in blue is the password set by us. You can change this password.
  • Select File Type as All Files (*.*) and save it as private.bat
  • When you will click on private.bat shortcut, it will create a private folder. You can move all your confidential file and folders.
  • Then close the Private Folder
  • That’s it. now your file and documents are protected in the folder.