How to Open the Notepad App in Windows 10

Here you will find instructions on how to open Notepad in Windows 10 along with answers to some frequently asked questions. Let’s get started.

Where to Find Notepad in Windows 10

Method #1

To open Notepad, follow these steps:

Enter notepad into the Start menu and click the Notepad app in the search results.

Method #2

Click the “Start” button. In the N section, select “Notepad.”

Method #3

Press Windows + R to open the Run command. Type notepad and then press Enter.

The above command can also be used in one of the following programs to launch the Windows 10 Notepad application.

Method #4

In C: > Windows > System32, you will find a notepad executable file. Double-click the file.

Note: The Notepad executable file can also be found in C: > Windows.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Notepad?

Notepad is a simple text editor that lacks many features found in other text editors.

Notepad, for example, cannot make selected text bold, but it is a popular text editor and is easy to use.

How to always open Notepad in a maximized state?

Right-click on the Notepad shortcut.

Hit Properties. Navigate to the Shortcut tab.

Open the drop-down list next to Run. You will see these options:

  • Normal window – this opens the Notepad in size before closing it.
  • Minimized – opens Notepad in a minimized state.
  • Maximized – opens Notepad in a maximized state.

Choose the latter option. Click the OK button.

Is it possible to insert a picture into Notepad?

No, you cannot insert a picture into Notepad.

Is it possible to center the text in Notepad?

No, there is no such option.

Is there a Help menu in Notepad?

Yes, you can see it at the top of Notepad.

Is Microsoft Notepad free?

Yes, it is.

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