One of the newest updates of Notepad++ has introduced new, quite annoying
Edit with Notepad++, item added to many context menus. Since, there isn’t an option in Notepad++ itself, to remove it, you have to solve the problem yourself, by unregistering one of Notepad++ services.
There’s the non-registry, non-download way to uninstall the shell extension. Using a command line in administrator mode:
cmd.exeto start command line.
cd "Program Files (x86)Notepad++"
regsvr32 /u NppShell_06.dll(see notes below).
exitto close command line.
- Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del and click
Start Task Manager.
- Go to
explorer.exeprocess, select it, hit Del and confirm.
File > New Task (Run...), enter
explorer.exeand hit Enter.
Adjust path in point 2., if you have 32-bit version of Windows or installed Notepad++ in different folder.
NppShell_06.dll file is correct file name for currently most recent version of Notepad++ (6.6.9, updated today). Ajust this filename, if you have newer version and
NppShell_06.dll file is not found.
If you’ll need to revert above operation, you can reinstall the extension, by following above steps, but executing
regsvr32 /i NppShell_06.dll instead (the only difference is in
/i switch, which stands for installing service).
If, for some reasons, you don’t want mess up with system services, there are other solutions to this problem.
This blog post isn’t an exact duplicate of this Super User answer. This is mine own edit to mentioned text. The original answer is way shorter in details. Unfortunately, Chris, original author of this answer, has no idea about SE community being able to change someone’s answer or question, and completely ruined my answer. So, I keep this copy, as a reference for me.