Notepad has gone missing

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  1. Posts : 207
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    Notepad has gone missing


    Hi all

    Since this new communitive update for 2004 Tues 14 July - My Notepad has gone missing
    Had a look in Apps its not there and Microsoft store - windows notepad and can't install it button not working

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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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       #2

    Is it not here %windir%\system32\notepad.exe
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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    There should be an .exe in the system32 directory!
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  4. Posts : 207
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    No it not showing
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  5. Posts : 207
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    I ran SFC and no luck
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Try uninstalling it and then insatll via Store again..

    tenforums tutorials how-install-uninstall-notepad-app-windows-10
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  7. Posts : 207
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    I did try the tutorial uninstall notepad using the power shell command but when l tried to install notepad from the windows store the install button was not operational grey out but l got working again and installed using the media creator tool and installed windows again a bit of a pain but all working ok and got notepad again.
    Thanx all.

    Steve
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  8. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Very strange!
    I am glad that you have got it working OK now @xsteveuk.
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  9. Posts : 207
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks
    Yeah was very odd - I'm Glad I got it back the notepad and my saved files
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  10. Paul Black's Avatar
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    xsteveuk said:
    Thanks
    Yeah was very odd - I'm Glad I got it back the notepad and my saved files
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