Past year I have experienced problem editing files via Notepad++ ‘s file context menu. Program throws error “Shell execute failed (2): Is this command correct ?”.
Today I made decision to fix this annoying thing. Previously I tried to uninstall whole Notepad++ and install again, but it didn’t work. So I asked uncle google, what he thinks about it.
I found two working fixes, but essentially both things do the same thing. notepad++.exe can’t be set to have admin rights . So fix is easy:
- Right click -> properties on notepad++.exe (in notepad++ installation folder)
- Switch to compatibility tab
- Uncheck “Run this program as an administrator”
And you are good to go with editing via shell extension.