How to Remove Wordpad.exe

by Matthew Fortuna

Wordpad.exe, a popular program on Windows, has been overshadowed by the often easier to use Notepad program. Though the Wordpad program is difficult to delete because of its nature as a Windows program, it can be removed by deleting it from the computer's registry. Because it is a protected file, deleting it can alter the function of other Windows programs, but it can be restored easily through reinstallation of a Windows disc.

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Click the \"Start\" menu on the lower left-hand corner of your desktop and click on the blank search bar in the pop-up menu.

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Enter \"windows\system32\dllcache\" into the search bar and press \"Enter.\"

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Delete the Wordpad.exe application from that menu and enter \"Windows\ServicePackFiles\" into the search bar and press \"Enter.\"

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Delete the Wordpad.exe application from this menu and restart your computer for the changes to take place.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.