Thread: can't go past a basic step. plz help. total beginner

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    can't go past a basic step. plz help. total beginner

    hello, I am a total beginner to programing and I am trying to write MY FIRST EVER code but I can't seem to go past a basic step.
    I have notepad++ and I believe I have downloaded mingw compiler using instructions on the internet. I wrote my source code on notepad++ and saved it. but when I try to locate and compile it , I guess, on mingw compiler i keep getting this message

    gcc: errror: helloworld.c: no such file or directory
    gcc: fatal error: no input files
    compilation terminated.

    Please help, I am in a dire situation.

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    First you need to turn off file extension hiding in explorer.
    How to Make Windows Show File Extensions

    Then you can see if you've really saved "helloworld.c.txt".

    Next check that your current directory in the cmd.exe console has that file.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    you can use Eclipse its a nice Program for c .

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    Use any other tools thats a great idea

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