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When I try to open wordpad by any means I get a dialogue box saying:
“Failed to create empty document”
This is a new install of this O/S and the target file is present. Any ideas please, - Thanks.
Just delete the wordpad.exe in "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories" and then rename the wordpad.backup to wordpad.exe
Hope this help!!
PS. would be a good job to copy wordpad.backup, just in case something goes wrong tomorrow or another day ;-)
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Delete the Wordpad shortcut you are using, even if it is in the Start menu. Then we will create a new one that should work.
OK - Ready to create the new one? Good.
- Open My Computer or Windows Explorer (make it a size that leaves some desktop showing)
- Navigate to:
"C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories"
- Find "wordpad.exe"
- RIGHT CLICK on that file and HOLD the button down on.
- While holding the RIGHT mouse button down, DRAG the file to the desktop - then release it.
- In the little menu that shows up, select "Create Shortcuts Here"
The new shortcut should start Wordpad OK.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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