Edit command missing in windows

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What do I do to make the edit command appear when such command or function is missing in my Windows applications?

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Edit command missing in windows

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You did not mention what kind of operating system your using on your computer, i assume if your using a 64 bit versions of windows you didn't know that it does not support the edit command in the windows command line.

If you need to edit something you can do that by using your notepad command from the command line.You can create and edit your file once you save it on your directory.

In another case if your using a windows xp operating system and your edit command is missing it means that the path variable has changed and no longer includes the windowssystem32 folder, at the command prompt you can type set or path and you will see its missing, what you can do is right click on my computer then properties, then advanced then finally environment variables,you need to click path and choose edit then add this variable %SystemRoot%system32 and click ok, this would work and bring back your edit command.

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Edit command missing in windows

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Even if you set your question to Windows OS category, you still didn’t indicated the exact version of the operating system you are using. Since you are wondering why the MS-DOS Editor or the edit.com is missing from your operating system, we can assume that you are using a 64-bit Microsoft Windows.

64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows don’t support MS-DOS and other 16-bit applications by default so you won’t really find any version of the edit.com program in your computer. The MS-DOS Editor is a 16-bit DOS application and is usually called “edit”. It is a character-based text editor that was included in MS-DOS beginning with MS-DOS 5.0.

As new versions of Microsoft Windows are released, it was also included in the 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows and has outdated the standard text editor in the early versions, the edlin. From MS-DOS 5.0 to MS-DOS 6.22, it was really QBasic that was running in editor mode. When DOS 7 came, QBasic was removed and was then replaced by MS-DOS Editor as a standalone program.

The MS-DOS Editor or simply edit is still integrated in later 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows like Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, and Windows 7 32-bit. The MS-DOS Editor, being a 16-bit DOS program, will not directly operate in 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows. The MS-DOS Editor or the edit.com can normally be found in “C:WINDOWSsystem32”.

If you are using a 64-bit Microsoft Windows and you need to use a text editor, you can install a similar application like AkelPad. You can download AkelPad from SourForge – AkelPad.

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