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. Let’s see what they are.

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

Command Prompt

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

Windows PowerShell

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

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.”

Address Toolbar

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

File Explorer Address Bar

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

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Method #2

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

Now, you can see “Notepad.” Click on it.

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Method #3

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

Now, you can see the “Notepad” app. 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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Open WordPad in Windows 10

Here, we’ll see different ways to open WordPad in Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.

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

Command Prompt

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

File Explorer Address Bar

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

Address Toolbar

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

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.”

Windows PowerShell

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

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Method #2

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

Now, you can see “WordPad” app in the search results. Click on it.

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Method #3

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

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