Can't find WordPad


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can't find WordPad


    Upgraded to Windows 10 from 7. I used Word Pad for creating all docs. Now I can't find it. The same docs are in Office but are formatted different and require payment for subscription. Was my Word Pad deleted in the upgrade or can still get to it?
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Ric, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    WordPad (C:\Windows\write.exe) is located at:

    Start menu -> All apps -> Windows Accessories

    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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    2004
       #3

    In my Windows 10 it is in this place...

    "%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe"
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  4. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       #4

    I lost mine also but I just reinstalled from the cd that I bought sometime ago. Might be able to find an old copy of Works 9 at a thrift store.
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hello Ric, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    WordPad (C:\Windows\write.exe) is located at:

    Start menu -> All apps -> Windows Accessories

    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Thanks for the quick response. I found it although the upgrade affected the structure of my docs. I had to rework the one I needed. Windows 7 also allowed me to fill my desktop with more icons than I really needed but Windows 10 made them all too large to fit even changing the view to small icons. They're still bigger than they were on W7. Also the look of my hotmail inbox is too big to show more than a word or two in the subject column. Don't know why everything is so big. It's almost like safe mode.
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  6. Posts : 142
    windows 10
       #6

    Brink said:
    Hello Ric, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    WordPad (C:\Windows\write.exe) is located at:

    Start menu -> All apps -> Windows Accessories

    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Hello Brink, if I may intrude a little bit here, I do not have Wordpad in Windows Accessories Windows 10. Only the Notepad. I tried under "Microsoft", under "P", under "Word", etc. and can't find it anywhere. Is there another way of search for me? Thanks ever so much for any help! :)
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #7

    Adela said:
    Hello Brink, if I may intrude a little bit here, I do not have Wordpad in Windows Accessories Windows 10. Only the Notepad. I tried under "Microsoft", under "P", under "Word", etc. and can't find it anywhere. Is there another way of search for me? Thanks ever so much for any help! :)
    Mine is where Brink posted it is
    Windows Accessories
    Click open
    Scroll down and it should be between
    Windows Journal
    XPS Viewer

    If you cannot find it do this
    Press Windows key + R

    Type: wordpad

    Hit Enter

    If it opens, just right click it then pin it to your Taskbar.
    Last edited by Honor10; 14 Apr 2016 at 06:24.
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  8. Posts : 142
    windows 10
       #8

    hTconeM9user said:
    Mine is where Brink posted it is
    Windows Accessories
    Click open
    Scroll down and it should be between
    Windows Journal
    XPS Viewer
    Thanks so much hTconeM9user but I really do not see it there, I don't even see Windows Journal and XPS Viewer. It's a very short list under Windows Accessories. However, I saw a video where they suggested to go to Start, Search, find it and pin it to the start app. I did and I now have it in my start page. :)
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #9

    Adela said:
    Thanks so much hTconeM9user but I really do not see it there, I don't even see Windows Journal and XPS Viewer. It's a very short list under Windows Accessories. However, I saw a video where they suggested to go to Start, Search, find it and pin it to the start app. I did and I now have it in my start page. :)
    Thanks for letting us know
    Glad you now have it
    Added a bit more to my post also how to get it
    Hope it might help someone else
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    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #10

    Adela said:
    It's a very short list under Windows Accessories. :)
    That is strange.
    Here is what I have under Windows Accessories:

    Can't find WordPad-windows-accessories.jpg

    But at least, you found your wordpad by yourself. Good job.
    Happy computing.
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