Windows 10: Problem opening notepad.exe

Discus and support Problem opening notepad.exe in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I cannot open files with notepad. If I try to open notepad.exe directly C:\Windows\System32, I get this error (translated from french) :... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by trogne, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. trogne Win User

    Problem opening notepad.exe


    I cannot open files with notepad.

    If I try to open notepad.exe directly C:\Windows\System32, I get this error (translated from french) :

    "Windows does not find notepad.exe. Verify that you entered the correct name and try again"

    Why is that?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    trogne, Aug 17, 2015
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    command prompt is not working in my asus laptops which means that if i opened notepad by using command prompt then that time

    is not going to be opened they displays some comments which are as given below:

    >notepad.exe

    'notepad.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

    operable program or batch file.

    so i need help

    Original Title: about command prompt
     
    Anshu maanmaan, Aug 17, 2015
    #2
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    Frederik Long, Aug 17, 2015
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Problem opening notepad.exe

    Hello Trogne, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    notepad.exe should be in the "C:\Windows" folder instead.
     
    Brink, Aug 17, 2015
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  5. trogne Win User
    It is also in C:\Windows, and I cannot open that one either.


     
    trogne, Aug 17, 2015
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  6. Joergi Win User
    How exactly are you trying to open it? When you speak about the exact folders, it sounds like you are usin the command line... I would just go through the Start menu and click the Notepad entry there...
     
    Joergi, Aug 17, 2015
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  7. trogne Win User
    I have the error if I double click on notepad.exe, and if I right-click open as an administrator,

    With start menu, I type notepad, and I see notepad. But cannot click on notepad. I can right-click open as an administrator, but same error.

    If I rename notepad.exe to something else, nothing happens when double-click, but I don't have the error.
     
    trogne, Aug 17, 2015
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  8. Joergi Win User

    Problem opening notepad.exe

    And you say this is only happening with notepad.exe. Interesting. I think it would help, if you could google for the exact error message in English language. What is the exact wording of your French error message and do you maybe already know what the exact English wording is?
     
    Joergi, Aug 17, 2015
    #8
  9. monty Win User
    Sounds like your installation is corrupt, this happens when you're trying to install any Operating System in the world, some files are not copied correctly, it's the system's fault. so I reckon you either repair your Windows installation.

    Unless someone else suggests a better solution.
     
    monty, Aug 17, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Aug 17, 2015
    #10
  11. trogne Win User
    It's only happenning with notepad.exe. Where can I download notepad.exe ?

    And like I said, if I rename notepad.exe to blabla.exe, I don't have the error when double-click blabla.exe. But nothing opens.
     
    trogne, Aug 17, 2015
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    The SFC scan should be able to fix the system file.
     
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
    #12
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