The Great Disappearing Notepad App


  1. Posts : 48
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    The Great Disappearing Notepad App


    My cousin said this was the place to come for help with W10, so I'm here.

    For some unknown reason my Notepad app (Pictured Below) vanished somehow. I tried looking everywhere to find it again. I checked default apps and everything. Normally, I simply type Notepad in the Start Menu search box and I see it and then pin it to my taskbar. Now when I type I don't see it at all. I just don't get it. I had to use my brother's laptop to type in Notepad just to get the screenshot of the one I'm now mysteriously missing. Please help.

    Thank you.

    This is my computer info:

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 19041, Installed 20200628102850.000000-180
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3, CPU Count: 4
    Total Physical RAM: 32 GB
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 MB
    Hard Drives: C: 476 GB (379 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc. 00V62H, ver A00, s/n /HQWZM22/CN7220047I01JO/
    System: Dell Inc., ver DELL - 1072009, s/n HQWZM22
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

    The Great Disappearing Notepad App-download.png
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  2. Posts : 61,932
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Peppercrunch, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure Notepad is installed (added) in Option features like in option 1 below.

    Manage Optional Features in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 25,097
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Peppercrunch said:
    My cousin said this was the place to come for help with W10, so I'm here.

    Welcome to Ten Forums. Your cousin is very wise

    With the update to 2004 Notepad has become an optional feature. If it is installed you should fin it listed in Apps > Apps & features > Optional features.

    The Great Disappearing Notepad App-image.png

    The Great Disappearing Notepad App-image.png

    If it is not listed there, you should be able to click on 'Add a feature' to find and install it.

    This is not the first report of Notepad going missing after the update to 2004, it has also been reported here. Though I have updated several machines now without it going missing.
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  4. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    THX!
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  5. Posts : 61,932
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    Glad we could help.
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