How to Open Notepad and WordPad in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see the different ways to open Notepad in Windows 10. Also, we’ll see the various methods to open Wordpad in Windows 10. Let’s get started.

Open Notepad in Windows 10

Notepad Command

You can launch Notepad in Windows 10 using the notepad command.

You can use the command in the following programs:

  • Run Command
  • Command Prompt (cmd)
  • PowerShell
  • Task Manager (Click File > Run new task to use the command)
  • Address Toolbar
  • File Explorer Address Bar

See: How to Open Internet Explorer in Windows 10

Notepad Shortcut

  1. Click on the Start button. Find and open the “Windows Accessories” folder.
  2. Now, you can see Notepad.
  3. Click on it to launch Notepad.

Start Menu Search

  1. Open Start menu and then type notepad.
  2. You can see the Notepad app. Click on it.

Notepad File

  1. Go to the “Windows” folder (For that: open Run. Type %windir% and then press Enter key).
  2. Find and double-click the notepad file.
Notepad file

See: How to Sign Out in Windows 10

Open WordPad in Windows 10

Write Command

In Windows 10, you can launch WordPad using the command write or start write. Remember that the latter is for the Windows PowerShell only.

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

  • Run Command
  • Command Prompt (cmd)
  • Address Bar of File Explorer
  • Address Toolbar
  • Task Manager (Hit File > Run new task to use the command)
  • Windows PowerShell

Start Menu Search

  1. Open Start menu and then type wordpad.
  2. You can see the WordPad app in the search results. Click on it.

See: How to Disable Sticky Keys in Windows 10

WordPad Shortcut

  1. Click on the Start button. Find and click the “Windows Accessories” folder.
  2. You can see WordPad within that folder. Click on it.

Write File

  1. Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder.
  2. Find and double-click the write file.
Write file

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