[Fix] Notepad Error: Windows cannot access the specified Device or Path

If you get an error when you try to open the built-in Notepad application on a Windows 10/11 PC, then one reason could be that the app has been uninstalled or deleted.

Error When Opening Notepad:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsNotepad_12307.27.0.exe

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Windows 11 Notepad - Windows cannot access the specified device or Path

You can see in the above screenshot when I click on the Windows Notepad Shortcut on my desktop I get an error.

You can fix this issue by reinstalling the Windows Notepad app from the Microsoft Store.

Getting Windows Notepad from Microsoft Store

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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