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JJJJJ
17-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Can sometime tell me where "NOTEPAD" lives in windows 7?

I am trying to edit a config file and I want to open it in notepad. However config opens in another program. When I try to change it I have to enter the address to notepad. And I can't find it.:mad:
If I open notepad it does not have it's address showing.
Help please.
Jack

Chris09
17-11-2009, 11:04 AM
In Vista & Win7, just type Notepad. It will appear in the options. Right click>Properties>Link is there.

In this case, it may look a lil funny with % and stuff, but in essence, like any Operating System program, it'll be in System32.

C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe

Easy peasy!

Sweep
17-11-2009, 11:47 AM
C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe

That is where it lives even in Win 7 64 bit.

pcuser42
17-11-2009, 12:30 PM
It hasn't moved since forever. It's even still in C:\Windows (not system32).

Sweep
17-11-2009, 12:39 PM
It hasn't moved since forever. It's even still in C:\Windows (not system32).

Yes. But if you type Notepad and open containing folder it opens C:\Windows\system32 so I would presume that is the exe that actually runs.

wainuitech
17-11-2009, 12:43 PM
It hasn't moved since forever. It's even still in C:\Windows (not system32).
Errrrr --No, its in system32 look at the target path (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Notepad.jpg)

Edited:

BUT just to save any confusion It's actually in both locations, Windows & System32 folders - I just looked.

JJJJJ
17-11-2009, 02:14 PM
Thanks everyone. Job done.
Yes it was in system 32.
Jack

pctek
17-11-2009, 02:40 PM
Can sometime tell me where "NOTEPAD" lives in windows 7?

I am trying to edit a config file and I want to open it in notepad. However config opens in another program.

Same place as always - Accessories.
The actual file location is also the same - syste32 folder.

You just have .txt files set to open by default with something else.