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#1 Murrar


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:53 AM

I have Windows XP, and the Notepad built in to my XP has become corrupted. Does anyone know of a free easy-to-use Notepad I could download? Thank you. murrar

Edited by hamluis, 25 September 2010 - 06:30 AM.
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#2 Eraser23


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:38 AM

Hi Murrar, I don't know exactly where the problem would be, stating that Notepad has been corrupted - maybe you can elaborate on that?

As for alternatives, why not use Wordpad? If you use Windows XP, then click Start > All Programmes > Accessories. Wordpad will appear in the drop down menu.

Or for a full office suite, why not install Open Office. This can be downloaded HERE.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:18 AM

If you were happy with Notepad in the first place, you could just replace the file notepad.exe in C:\Windows\System32.

By searching, you should find copies of the file in several places on your computer (I found 5);
e.g. C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 (notepad.exe, 68KB, 14.4.2008),

or you can take a copy off your original disks.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:28 PM


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:08 PM


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 04:12 AM

I should point out that if Notepad is corrupt or damaged, that may be an indication of more serious damage to the operating system.

That being said, Notepad++ is an amazing program.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:01 AM

I should point out that if Notepad is corrupt or damaged, that may be an indication of more serious damage to the operating system.

Yes, including presence of malware.
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