In this article, I will show you how to Base64 encode data using Notepad++. We see Base64 heavily used on the internet as a means of transferring data. We also might see it used to obfuscate data, but PLEASE do not use this as a “secure encryption”. As we will see in this article it is very easy to encode and decode the data!
If you would like to use an online tool to achieve the same results it can be done here: DigitalToolchest.com Base64 Encode. (This site is developed by myself)
Base64 Encode with Notepad++
First, we will need to make sure we have the data inside Notepad++. Copy the data you want to encode into Notepad++
Next, highlight the data that you want to Base64 decode in the text editor.
When you have the text highlighted, on the Notepad++ menu select “Plugins” > “MIME Tools” > “Base64 Encode”.
You should now see your Base64 encoded data!
Note: The “Mime Tools” plugin should be installed by default.
Base64 Encoding Sensitive Information
If we want, there are also many online resources that will allow us to Encode and Decode the data for us. I recommend that you are careful with these tools. If you are encoding or decoding sensitive information it is possible that these online tools may collect your data. This mean they can now see and store this information.
Notepad++ Base64 Encode Wrap-Up
As you can see it was easy to encode the data. What is the main reason you find yourself encoding data in this format? Drop a comment down below to get the conversation started!
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