How to Fix Windows Error "Please reinstall Notepad starter error"

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Not sure if this is the right place to do it, but I wanted to share a method for fixing the error Please reinstall Notepad starter when trying to open text files on Windows 10 as I could not find a proper solution anywhere online and this worked for me:

  1. In CMD prompt, run reg delete "HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsnotepad.exe" /v "Debugger" /f

  2. Then, run reg delete "HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsnotepad.exe" /v "Debugger" /f

afterwords, your Notepad files should open.

Source: Windows Questions

One Reply to “How to Fix Windows Error "Please reinstall Notepad starter error"”

  • reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe” /v “Debugger” /f

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