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There are several ways, how to get TED Notepad ready for use:

  • First, you may use an Installer. It will install TED Notepad onto a computer, create some shortcuts in the start menu and optionally add some additional Filters.
  • Second, you may install TED Notepad from a ZIP package all by yourself, without use and help of any wizards and/or automated dialogs. This is usually the most preferred way if installing as a portable application.
  • Third, you may just run TED Notepad with no installation procedures at all. Simply unpack the files from the downloaded ZIP package and run.

Installation using the Installer

Follow these steps to install TED Notepad using an Installer:

  1. Download the Installer file of your choice and run it.
    • Please, be careful to choose an appropriate installation file according to your system. Choose between Windows 95/98/Me and Windows NT/2000/XP/7/8/10 versions. Versions for Windows NT/2000/XP/7/8/10 will not run on Windows 95/98/Me systems. On the other hand, versions for Windows 95/98/Me are unable to fully support all Unicode characters, although they do need less memory to load files, especially if loading huge files.
  2. Follow steps displayed by the Installer.
    • Common text editor - By default, TED notepad is installed as a regular standalone text editor. This will install TED Notepad into a specified directory, including the manual and all other files. You may choose to setup some basic Filters and External viewers as well. Advanced users may want to add a Portable INI file to the installation after the wizard finishes.
    • Notepad replacement - For advanced users only! - This installation type will try to install TED Notepad as your system's default Notepad application. This choice is only recommended for advanced Windows users who really want their default notepad replaced, because the system must be manually prepared for such replacing notepad. Only once the system has been prepared, this installation type works. Without preparation, this option simply gets ignored by the system. If you are a power user, see the homepage for ideas on how to replace the notepad on your specific system.

If you run into a problem during the installation, please also review the online manual and FAQ for any further changes and new ideas. If you still find no answer to your problem, feel free to contact me directly. Please, try to describe your problem as clearly as possible. Please note, that this is a manual of TED Notepad version 6.3.1. If you are trying to install an older or newer version and have found no answer here, please refer to an appropriate manual version. You can find all reliable versions at the official homepage.

ZIP packages

These zip packages, downloadable on the same page as the Installers, contain all the files you need for a hand-held installation and/or for a direct use with no installation at all.

To run TED Notepad without any installation, just unzip the content of a package to a directory of your own choice and run the TedNPad.exe. Keep the documentation file TedNPad.htm in the same directory as the executable application. Otherwise the manual will not be accessible from the application.

To install TED Notepad, unzip the content of a chosen ZIP package into a desired directory. Then, it may be worthwhile to add the chosen directory to the PATH environment variable.

Windows 95/98/Me notes

Please, be sure, you have downloaded a correct version, designed for Windows 95/98/Me systems. These older versions of windows may be unable to work with applications designed directly for Windows NT/2000/XP/7/8/10 systems.

Windows NT/2000/XP/7/8/10 notes

Please, be sure to have Administrator privileges if installing TED Notepad into the Program Files or other system directory. Without Administrator rights, you should still be able to run the application directly without installation.

How to modify file associations?

In order to modify file association, please find a file with an extension that you want to assign TED Notepad to, for example a .txt file. It can be any file with such extension.

To modify the associations, right-click on the file and choose Open with... and then Choose program... from the menu. A list of applications should appear. Select TED Notepad from the list. If TED Notepad is not listed there, click on Other... button to add TED Notepad to the list manually. Finally, choose Always use this program... and click the Ok button. The System should renew the file associations automatically.

Another method to modify the file association is to open Windows Explorer and click on the Folder Options menu item, located within View or Tools menu. A dialog opens with a page named File types where the file associations can be managed.

How to replace the default notepad?

Only recommended for advanced users. Please, see the homepage for ideas on how to replace notepad on your specific system. The techniques change with time and differ from system to system.