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.

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.

Notepad command in Command Prompt

Windows PowerShell

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

Notepad in PowerShell

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

Address Toolbar

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

Notepad in Address Toolbar

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

Open Start Menu. Find and open "Windows Accessories" folder.

Now, you can see "Notepad."

Notepad in Start Menu

Click on it.

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

Now, you can see "Notepad."

Notepad in search results

Click on it.

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

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.

The "write" command can open WordPad in Windows 10 (For PowerShell, it is "start write" command). You can use this command in the following programs:

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."

Write command in Command Prompt

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

Address Toolbar

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

Write in Address Toolbar

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

Windows PowerShell

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

PowerShell with the write command

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

Click on it.

Open Start Menu, find and click "Windows Accessories" folder.

Now, you can see "WordPad" within that folder.

WordPad shortcut

Click on it.

Go to C > Windows > System32 folder.

Find and double-click "write" file.

Write file

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