SOLVED Notepad where is it?


Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
189
Reaction score
22
I tried to use Notepad but found all traces of it in my computer Windows 10 now completely erased. Checking Windows Settings, Windows Accessories no longer shows Notepad only version of WordPad. Windows Store, no longer shows any reference either. Has Microsoft sneakily removed it from all settings including personal computers. If this be the case will require me to use WordPad or seek on line for an alternative. Your findings will be appreciated.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 22, 2014
Messages
1,479
Reaction score
295
Notepad:
C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe

Edit:
WordPad:
C:\Windows\System32\write.exe
 

GH1

Joined
Jan 28, 2017
Messages
46
Reaction score
3
I tried to use Notepad but found all traces of it in my computer Windows 10 now completely erased. Checking Windows Settings, Windows Accessories no longer shows Notepad only version of WordPad. Windows Store, no longer shows any reference either. Has Microsoft sneakily removed it from all settings including personal computers. If this be the case will require me to use WordPad or seek on line for an alternative. Your findings will be appreciated.
Is still in my list as Notepad
 

GH1

Joined
Jan 28, 2017
Messages
46
Reaction score
3
Its still listed as a windows accessory and wordpad is there also

start/scroll to windows accessories click on it scroll down
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 22, 2014
Messages
1,479
Reaction score
295
I have them manually linked in a third party file manager. I couldn't tell you if there has been any changes in Explorer of Settings. All I can tell you is I still have access to both executable in Win10 v1909.
 
Joined
Apr 22, 2017
Messages
4,358
Reaction score
569
Still installed on my system!. Press the Windows logo and type "notepad" and see if something shows up. :)

1596523912654.png
 
Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
189
Reaction score
22
Web Results, this shows several variations of Notepad none as Windows Notepad. My Windows version is 2004, and at present refers negative to Notepad. Each time that I click a file compiled in Notepad, now opens up in WordPad. I must admit there is little variation in its setup. I still maintain that I have not carried out any changes. As it looks by the responses of other readers of this Forum, this omission only applies to me. To settle tis would perhaps be cleared by reinstall of Windows 10 2004, not worth the work involved in doing this. As it stands, appears that I am alone on this. As perhaps of interest, in Settings, typing in search Notepad results in not found.
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2014
Messages
1,479
Reaction score
295
If your file is being opened by Wordpad and not Notepad. The could just be your file association is targeting Wordpad for the specified file extension.

I think you can change that by right clicking on the file and changing your "open with" option. You may need to check a box to always open with that option.
 
Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
189
Reaction score
22
Thanks for your response, however as said reference "Notepad" is no longer an option, not installed. Am I missing the point of all responses as to what is required to be done. Not mentioned prior to this post, this has happened since latest updates installed by Microsoft.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Sep 26, 2017
Messages
2,274
Reaction score
444
Do you still have a Windows.old folder on the drive? The notepad.exe file still is in mine from back in February, found by Search in File Explorer, shows size at 177KB.

My working copy dated 7/10/2020 is in C:\Windows and is 198KB in size. If yours is missing copy the old one and Paste into your Windows folder. Double-click it to check that it works [my old one does] and if so right-click and Send to Desktop [create shortcut] or if it is showing on the Taskbar when open just right-click and Pin to Taskbar.
 
Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
189
Reaction score
22
As I have said no trace anywhere, will just have accept, gone for ever.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2014
Messages
1,523
Reaction score
332
You may need to reinstall Windows to get it back. In the meantime you could download notepad++. It's notepad on steroids. It's been around for ages and gets really good reviews. https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2017
Messages
2,274
Reaction score
444
Notepad++ [NPP] is great, has tabs for having documents at hand. Multi-users of a computer may have issues as closing NPP then reopening may still show those tabs. I download the .zip file and simply decompress into a folder then create a shortcut. Since it doesn't have an actual install routine nice to keep on a thumb drive for portability.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Sep 26, 2017
Messages
2,274
Reaction score
444
I always was under the impression that coders don't want all the formatting some programs give, prefer a simpler text editor versus the more involved word processors.
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2014
Messages
1,479
Reaction score
295
I'm not a full time coder but I do play around a bit with some code. The colors are extremely distracting. A highlight here and there to show problems is one thing. But to color complete sections is not my thing.
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2013
Messages
5,460
Reaction score
1,112
Attempting to "go with the Flow", I am trying to get used to the built in "One note". All the facilities of wordpad, but a little different in layout.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top