How to Open Notepad and WordPad in Windows 10
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How to Open Notepad and WordPad in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see the different ways to open Notepad and WordPad in Windows 10. Let’s get started.

Open Notepad in Windows 10

Here, we’ll see the different ways to open Notepad. Go through the methods and pick the one you want.

Method #1

You can open Notepad using “notepad” command in Windows 10. You can use this command in the following programs:

Run Command

Launch Run Command. Type “notepad” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Notepad in Run Command Box
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Command Prompt

Launch Command Prompt. Type “notepad” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

Notepad command in Command Prompt
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Windows PowerShell

Launch PowerShell. Type “notepad” (without double quotes) and then hit “Enter.”

Notepad in PowerShell
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Task Manager

Launch Task Manager. Click File > Run new task.

Type “notepad” (without double quotes) in the “Create new task” box and then press “Enter.”

Notepad in Create new task box
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Address Toolbar

In the Address Toolbar, type “notepad” (without double quotes) and then hit “Enter” key.

Notepad in Address Toolbar
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File Explorer Address Bar

Type “notepad” (without double quotes) in the File Explorer Address Bar and then press “Enter.”

Notepad in File Explorer Address Bar
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See: How to Open Internet Explorer in Windows 10

Method #2

Open Start Menu. Find and open “Windows Accessories” folder.

Now, you can see “Notepad.”

Notepad in Start Menu
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Click on it.

See: How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10

Method #3

Open Start Menu and then type “notepad” (without double quotes).

Now, you can see “Notepad.”

Notepad in search results
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Click on it.

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Method #4

Go to “Windows” folder (open Run. Type “%windir%” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.” It will take you to the “Windows” folder on your PC).

Find and double-click “notepad” file.

Notepad file
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See: How to Sign Out in Windows 10

Open WordPad in Windows 10

Here we’ll see different ways to open WordPad in Windows 10. Go through the methods and pick the one you prefer.

Method #1

In Windows 10, you can open WordPad using the command “write” or “start write

Let’s see the programs in which these commands work.

Run Command

Open Run Command Box. Type “write” (without double quotes) and then hit “Enter” key.

Write in Run Command Box
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Command Prompt

Open Command Prompt. Type “write” (without double quotes) and then hit “Enter.”

Write command in Command Prompt
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File Explorer Address Bar

Open the File Explorer. In the Address Bar, type “write” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

File Explorer Address Bar with command
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Address Toolbar

In the Address Toolbar, type “write” (without double quotes) and then hit “Enter.”

Write in Address Toolbar
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Task Manager

Launch Task Manager. Click File > Run new task.

In the “Create new task” box, type “write” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Create new task box with the command
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Windows PowerShell

Open PowerShell. Type “start write” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

PowerShell with the write command
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Method #2

Open Start Menu and then type “wordpad” (without double quotes).

Now, you can see “WordPad” in the search results.

WordPad is shown in the search result
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Click on it.

See: How to Disable Sticky Keys in Windows 10

Method #3

Open Start Menu, find and click “Windows Accessories” folder.

Now, you can see “WordPad” within that folder.

WordPad shortcut
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Click on it.

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Method #4

Go to C > Windows > System32 folder.

Find and double-click “write” file.

Write file
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