The Anonymous Widower

Where Is Notepad in Windows 7?

Notepad is one of those little programs in Windows that I’ve always used.

Until Windows 7, it was always easy to find under Accessories, but now such a boring but useful program has to be searched for.

The thing I use it for most is to strip control characters out of a string, I’ve captured from say a web page. I also use it, when I’ve filled in a form to hold and store, what I’ve typed in.

It is a very useful program, that has more used than a Swiss Army knife.

May 1, 2012 - Posted by | Computing |


  1. It’s been replaced with wordpad, but notepad is still available. If you use notepad frequently it will start appearing in the most frequently used list and so will be available without searching.

    Comment by John Wright | May 1, 2012 | Reply

    • WordpPad always used to exist. But the great thing about NotePad is that it strips out control characters, when you are cutting from a web site and pasting into Word say.

      Comment by AnonW | May 1, 2012 | Reply

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