Learn how to install, open, and reset the WordPad application on your Windows 10 computer in this post. Let’s get started.
How to Install WordPad in Windows 10
Here’s how to install WordPad:
Right-click on the “Start” button.
Click on “Apps and Features.”
Hit “Optional features.”
Click “Add a feature.”
Select “WordPad” and then click the Install button.
You may also install WordPad this way:
Open the Run Command by pressing Windows + R.
Type the following command and then press the Enter key.
Here’s the command: DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft.Windows.WordPad~~~~0.0.1.0
How to Reset WordPad to Default Settings
Open the Run by pressing Windows + R. Type regedit and then press Enter. Hit Yes in the pop-up.
Extend HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Applets > Wordpad.
Right-click on the “Options” key.
Click “Delete.” In the confirmation pop-up, click “Yes.”
Where to Find WordPad in Windows 10
Open WordPad by clicking on the Start menu, typing wordpad, and then clicking on the WordPad application in the search results.
Note: To open WordPad as an administrator, right-click on the WordPad app in the search results and select Run as administrator. Then, click Yes on the pop-up.
To open Microsoft WordPad, use the write command in one of the following programs.
- Run Command
- Address bar in File Explorer
- Task Manager (Hit File > Run new task option to use the command)
Or use the start write command in Windows PowerShell.
Click the “Start” button. Click on “Windows Tools.” Double-click “WordPad.”
This is the Windows 10 WordPad location: C: > Windows > System32. Locate and double-click the file “write”.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is WordPad?
WordPad is an RTF (Rich Text Format) editor that isn’t as simple as Notepad and more advanced than Microsoft Word.
Which option is used to close WordPad?
If you want to close WordPad, click File at the top and then Exit. You can also close the app by pressing Alt + F4.
Is Microsoft WordPad free?
Yes, it is.