Problem opening notepad.exe


  1. Posts : 65
    Windows 10
       #1

    Problem opening notepad.exe


    I cannot open files with notepad.

    If I try to open notepad.exe directly C:\Windows\System32, I get this error (translated from french) :

    "Windows does not find notepad.exe. Verify that you entered the correct name and try again"

    Why is that?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Trogne, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    notepad.exe should be in the "C:\Windows" folder instead.
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  3. Posts : 65
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    It is also in C:\Windows, and I cannot open that one either.


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

    notepad.exe should be in the "C:\Windows" folder instead.
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  4. Posts : 609
    W10
       #4

    How exactly are you trying to open it? When you speak about the exact folders, it sounds like you are usin the command line... I would just go through the Start menu and click the Notepad entry there...
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  5. Posts : 65
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I have the error if I double click on notepad.exe, and if I right-click open as an administrator,

    With start menu, I type notepad, and I see notepad. But cannot click on notepad. I can right-click open as an administrator, but same error.

    If I rename notepad.exe to something else, nothing happens when double-click, but I don't have the error.
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  6. Posts : 609
    W10
       #6

    And you say this is only happening with notepad.exe. Interesting. I think it would help, if you could google for the exact error message in English language. What is the exact wording of your French error message and do you maybe already know what the exact English wording is?
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Sounds like your installation is corrupt, this happens when you're trying to install any Operating System in the world, some files are not copied correctly, it's the system's fault. so I reckon you either repair your Windows installation.

    Unless someone else suggests a better solution.
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  8. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    Does this happen with any other .exe files?

    If not, then you might see if running SFC /SCANNOW may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  9. Posts : 65
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    It's only happenning with notepad.exe. Where can I download notepad.exe ?

    And like I said, if I rename notepad.exe to blabla.exe, I don't have the error when double-click blabla.exe. But nothing opens.
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  10. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #10

    The SFC scan should be able to fix the system file.
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