How to get Notepad with Tabs in the stable version of Windows 11

Jan 23, 2023
Windows 11 News

Microsoft introduced Notepad with Tabs in Windows 11 a few days ago. The feature is currently only available in the Developer Channel of the Windows Insider Program, but you don't have to wait for it to come to the stable channel, you can just sideload the new version of the app.

Notepad with tabs windows 11

Tabs in Notepad can be useful for those who are working on multiple text documents at once, or want to have several files open for referencing them. Please refer to my previous coverage for more details about the options that are available in the new app.

Warning: If you use Notepad on a daily basis for work, studying, I'd recommend not to download the pre-release version, as it may contain bugs. If you really want a text editor with tabs, check some of my recommendations at the end of this article.

How to get Notepad with Tabs in the stable version of Windows 11

1. Go to this web page:

2. Click on the first drop-down menu on the left, and set it to Product ID.

3. Paste the following in the box. 9MSMLRH6LZF3

Note: This alphanumeric code refers to the URL associated with the Windows Notepad listing on the Microsoft Store.

4. Select the Fast option in the last drop-down menu, and click on the checkbox next to it.

download notepad with tabs windows 11

5. Wait for the web page to populate the links, scroll down to the end of the page. The installer is about 11.68 MB in size, and the name of the file that you need to download is,


tabs in notepad download

6. When you try to run the file, Windows will prompt you whether you would like to update the current version of Notepad. Click the update button to proceed.

How to get Notepad with Tabs in the stable version of Windows 11

That's it, you now have Notepad with Tabs on Windows 11.

If you try uninstalling Notepad, and redownloading it from the Microsoft Store, Windows may just use the pre-release version. That could be a problem when you try to downgrade to the previous build. The stable version of Windows Notepad is 11.2210.5.0. You can save a copy of its installer from the site linked in step 1. Its file size is roughly 10.6 MB. This version can be used a backup, or if you are experiencing any bugs with the new version, or simply want to revert the change and wait for the official release. Just run the installer, and click on the reinstall button in the pop-up.

How to restore old version of Notepad in Windows 11

Want to try Snipping Tool with the video recording option? You can sideload it in similar fashion to this, here's how to do it.

Notepad with tabs is nice, but it is still a very basic text editor. That's not a bad thing per se, but if you want more features, you may want to take a look at NotePad++, CudaText, etc,. Notepads is in my opinion, the closest alternative, in terms of looks, to the built-in text editor in Windows, but it is still a work-in-progress. You can also opt for VSCodium, which is identical to Microsoft's VSCode but without the telemetry, if you want a polished code editor.

Don't be put off by the laggy File Explorer with Tabs, Notepad's implementation is a lot smoother, likely due to the fact that the entire app was rewritten, while Explorer recycled the old code.

Have you tried Notepad with Tabs?

How to get Notepad with Tabs in the stable version of Windows 11
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How to get Notepad with Tabs in the stable version of Windows 11
Learn how to get Notepad with Tabs in the stable version of Windows 11. We also show you how to revert to an older version of the text editor.
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  1. Anonymous said on January 25, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    If Microsoft had adopted the successful user interface and design of Windows 7, Windows 11 could have been fantastic. Instead, they continue to use this ugly app looking fluent design. I replaced Notepad with Notepad++.

  2. Edvardsen said on January 24, 2023 at 1:14 pm


    Thanks Ashwin! :-)

  3. assurbani said on January 24, 2023 at 9:39 am

    I don’t have 2212.33

    only this


  4. pHROZEN gHOST said on January 23, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    Simple answer is to install Notepad++ …

    1. John G. said on January 24, 2023 at 9:41 am

      One of the best features of Notepad++ is line numbering. I wonder when MS Notepad will have this option.

      1. pHROZEN gHOST said on January 24, 2023 at 2:59 pm

        Why does Microsoft even bother to put effort into things which others can do better?
        They should be focusing more attention on the OS.

  5. Paul(us) said on January 23, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Or choose the better option the really stable software sins 2003 program Notepad++

  6. John G. said on January 23, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks @Ashwin for this usufel article! :]

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