Url Encode using Notepad++

Description: This guide will show you how to url encode a full or portion part of text using Notepad++ tool. This is also know as Percent Encoding and is used when we have non ASCII characters that need to be sent over the internet inside a url. Sometime we may want to add data to be passed inside the GET variable of a web address and we will need to encode the information first so it is able to be sent correctly.

Now a days there are many tools that help us manipulate this data and making it easy for us to transform this data as needed. If you have some other use cases for this, please drop a comment below. Would love to learn the many uses that could be out there for this. In another article here I will show you how to URL decode, allowing us to interpret URL Encoded data.

If you would like to use an online tool to achieve the same results it can be done here: DigitalToolchest.com URL Encode. (This site is developed by myself)

  1. Paste the text you want to encode into Notepad++ editor
    Inserting the text to Notepad++ that we want to url encode
  2. Highlight the portion of text you wish to have encoded
    Highlight the text that we want to URL Encode
  3. Using the Notepad++ Menu, select “Plugins > MIME Tools > URL Encode”
    Notepad++ Plugins data-srcset= MIME Tools > URL Encode Option to URL Encode URL”>
  4. You should now see the highlighted text encoded
    Notepad++ Url Encoded URL result

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