How to Open a .exe File in Notepad!

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Introduction: How to Open a .exe File in Notepad!

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(NOTE: It Will Just Show GIBBERISH)

Step 1: Open Notepad

Press Windows Logo Button + R Then "Run" Should Come Up

Type In "notepad" And Hit Enter

Step 2: Opening Part 1

Go to File Then Click Open

After That Type In "*.exe" and Hit Enter

Step 3: Opening Part 2

After That Select A Program That You Want To Open Then Click Open

Step 4: Finished

After You Clicked Open Just Wait Then... Well... Will Just Show Gibberish

BUT BANG YOUR DONE!

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    Sounds like you are ready to explore a hex editor. You should try that next.

    You're better off downloading a hex editor and opening the .exe or any other file that way.

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    better of using linux and forgetting .exe all together ;)

    In serious though, knowing how to open diffrent file types in notepad is a useful skill... I'd have gone for a bitmap myself since it acutally contains meaningful data... but still worth knowing