Macrium Support Forum
2 October 2022 9:48 PM
Is it possible to open Notepad in the WinPE/RE that Rescue Media loads? Is a copy of Notepad included on the Rescue Media? I was wondering because it could prove useful if you needed to record results of various Rescue Media tests you needed to perform, which I had to today. Just fire up the text editor and save a text file to, say, the flash drive for Rescue Media or an internal attached device.
2 October 2022 11:05 PM
Couldn't you just add a standalone text editor to the rescure media OR to another flash drive (or other external drive)? There are small standalone editors that do not need installation.
2 October 2022 11:18 PM
How would they be executed in WinPE/RE? A DOS one could be issued from the Command Prompt, but would a standalone text editor run from a Command Prompt? And good luck finding a DOS based text editor in this day and age.
2 October 2022 11:24 PM
Open Command Prompt from the taskbar and type “Notepad”. Command Prompt is capable of launching GUI applications.
2 October 2022 11:33 PM
And good luck finding a DOS based text editor in this day and age.
You can always install
3 October 2022 12:07 AM
I just tested it and Notepad is included in the WinRE on my system. I didn't know if it was packaged in there or not and I had forgotten that Command Prompt could run some GUI apps. I know I've tried it on others where running the executable just didn't load anything.
3 October 2022 12:18 AM
The EXE you load has to work within WinPE/RE, and many don’t. But Notepad is part of default WinPE/RE builds.