Set Notepad++ as default editor in FileZilla

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Set Notepad++ as default editor in FileZilla

FileZilla and Notepad++ both are well-known mates of a Web developer. Inherently, FileZilla open text/syntax related files into Notepad. Lack of functionality in Notepad makes us set Notepad++ as the default editor for FileZilla FTP Client.  Notepad++ comes with built-in FTP explorer. However, it not suitable for advanced FTP operation. Unlike, FileZilla has more features to play with FTP and web.

FileZilla and Notepad++

Steps to set Notepad++ as the default syntax/text editor

  1. Open FileZilla > Edit Menu > Settings.
  2. Select File editing > Filetype associations
  3. Paste the following code in Custom filetype associations:
    . "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" php "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" / "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" html "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe"
  4. Done…!

Now you can be able to edit all syntax-based file into Notepad++

Please verify the path of Notepad++ on your PC and correct it in number 3 explanation. Moreover, you can set multiple editors based on file types. You must give a file extension followed by the path of the editor.