[Solved]Notepad.exe

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Infidel_Kastro

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Hey folks, I was having problems opening up attachments in my e-mail and then I was looking for something in my documents, and to make a long story short, my computer says it cannot find notepad.exe. (The thing I found was desktop.ini) Anyway, I remember that i had seen links to Merijn's website that had notepad.exe, apparently one of the baddies removes it, but his site is down. Any other suggestions on where I can find it so I can have my notepad back?

Thanks Andrew
 

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Go to this folder C:\Windows\System32\dllcache
Click Tools/Folder Options Turn on show hidden files and folders.

Then turn OFF "hide protected operating system files".
This is your backup of windows system files which notepad is one of.

Find notepad.exe, right click and click copy. Next go to the shortcut for notepad in your start menu. Right click and choose properties.

Click "find target". This will open the containing folder.
Right click in this folder and click paste. Windows will tell you the file already exists do you want to replace it. Click yes and you have restored notepad.

Go back to Folder Options and hide the system files and hidden files again.

The correct places to copy notepad.exe in windoze are:

Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS and C:\WINDOWS\System32
 
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You might give this a try. It has worked for some. >f




Go to this folder C:\Windows\System32\dllcache
Click Tools/Folder Options Turn on show hidden files and folders.

Then turn OFF "hide protected operating system files".
This is your backup of windows system files which notepad is one of.

Find notepad.exe, right click and click copy. Next go to the shortcut for notepad in your start menu. Right click and choose properties.

Click "find target". This will open the containing folder.
Right click in this folder and click paste. Windows will tell you the file already exists do you want to replace it. Click yes and you have restored notepad.

Go back to Folder Options and hide the system files and hidden files again.
 

Infidel_Kastro

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Thanks all, i think that may have solved my probelm. I will ask that this be closed, and if I have problems later, I'll ask tp reopen it.
Thanks cookie and Fidelista. (y) :)
 

dvk01

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closed at users request

if the original poster wants it reopened please pm any mod or admin
 
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