Windows 10: Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives

Discus and support Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have notepad/text files saved on my Win 10 Pro Desktop, I have them in my "C" drive as well as other drives. I don't do this often, but I tried today... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jwill758, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. jwill758 Win User

    Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives


    I have notepad/text files saved on my Win 10 Pro Desktop, I have them in my "C" drive as well as other drives. I don't do this often, but I tried today and I tried all the easily found fixes (Controlled Folder Access-OFF). I would appreciate some help on this. It isn't life threatening but it annoys me. Win 10 has not been kind to me. My Printer is very intermittent in its operation. Sometimes it prints, sometimes it ignores me.
    Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives [​IMG]

    :)
     
    jwill758, Jun 17, 2020
    #1

  2. How do I save a notepad to the desktop?

    Hi Michael. I'm Greg, an installation specialist and 8 year Windows MVP, here to help you.

    You'd save the file to the Desktop if what you want to do is save a Notepad file to the Desktop location.

    But if you want to save a shortcut to Notepad to the desktop, instead of simply right clicking it in the Apps list to Pin To Taskbar, then here's how:

    Type Notepad in Start Search, right click result to Open File Location, right click on the Notepad file in the Explorer that opens and choose Send To: Desktop (shortcut).

    I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Jun 17, 2020
    #2
  3. Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Jun 17, 2020
    #3
  4. Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives

    How do I save a notepad to the desktop?

    I have tried to save notepad to the desktop, but when I do this it (notepad) only wants to be saved as a file.

    I go under file (located at the very top of notepad - top left), and I do a SAVE AS.

    Thanks,

    Mike M.
     
    MichaelManlove, Jun 17, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives

Loading...
  1. Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives - Similar Threads - Notepad saving desktop

  2. my laptops hard drive is not visable from any software

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    my laptops hard drive is not visable from any software: I have a ROG laptop and it has 2 storage drives but my HHD isn't visible and has vanished and I cant use it or find it and none of the fixes worked. I spilled pepsi on it about a year ago and it has been fine since...
  3. My hard drive is not there

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    My hard drive is not there: When I try to access files on it it shows D:\ is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive or the dis is inserted and then try again. if the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or internet, and try again. If...
  4. Can Notepad language be converted to English? My saved documents on Notepad are not...

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Can Notepad language be converted to English? My saved documents on Notepad are not...: Please notify me when there is help. Thanks! * Moved from Mobile Devices https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/can-notepad-language-be-converted-to-english-my/b3e9c766-84b3-4dde-b8af-488b639deab2
  5. Desktop merged with hard drive

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Desktop merged with hard drive: I was messing around with my hard drive trying to move my downloads, documents, etc. to the hard drive, but I somehow merged my desktop and hard drive, so now in quick access is doesn't appear as desktop it appears as D:/, how do I undo this?...
  6. Saving to my hard disk drive

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Saving to my hard disk drive: I have changed the location in which new apps, games, and just about everything else is saved to however I am trying to download this game but it keeps saying I have no more space. I went to check if this was true and the drive and even my (D) had the majority of empty space...
  7. Saving a Video to External Hard Drive

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Saving a Video to External Hard Drive: I have many video that I made in the past and are saved under "Videos" But, now Windows 10 is using a Video Editor programme within photos, I have made a video as a Titled Video Project there but cannot integrate it with all my previous Videos or transfer it to the hard...
  8. Please help me save my Hard Drive.

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Please help me save my Hard Drive.: I am somewhat knowledgeable about computers to about an intermediate level. Just enough to get myself into trouble. I don't usually reach out for help but I'm at a critical point and might lose my HD. Long story but I will try to be brief. So I have a Dell 8300 XPS that I...
  9. save in my desktop background

    in Windows 10 Customization
    save in my desktop background: I don't know how to save a desktop picture instead of a solid colour https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/save-in-my-desktop-background/19f295ea-99bd-48d3-91ff-f30e2a454897
  10. My hard drive

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    My hard drive: I recently looked at Disk Management on my windows 10 and it confuses me, Ive attached a screen shot of what is there. Questions and observations The SYSTEM RESERVED bit 100mb I understand as a bit of the hard disk that the computer uses - but what for? As for the others...