How to Make EXE Files Using Notepad
An "exe" file is an executable file or a program file. To create an "exe" file in Notepad, you must understand and know a programming language such as C++. With Notepad, users are able create an the file with software already found on their computer.
Open Notepad on your computer. Notepad is located in the "Accessories" folder of the computer's "Program Files".
Hold down the "Alt" key and use the number pad to type in every 3-digit combinations from 000 to 999. After each 3-digit combination, release the "Alt" key.
Make notes on what keys produce what symbols. You can make a list of all of the 3-digit combinations or just a list of the ones you need. In Notepad, these combinations are the only way to get certain symbols.
Type the "exe" file for the program you want to create from the programming language into Notepad. Type the file in C++ programming language. Use the "Alt" and the 3-digit combinations to create symbols that do not appear on the keyboard but that you need in the program.
Save the file as a text file until you complete the "exe" program. Be aware that it may take a long time to type every line of code in the "exe" program.
Click on "File" and then choose "Save." In the extension drop-down menu, choose "exe." Name the file and click the "Save" button. Locate the file you saved and double-click it to run the "exe" file.