How can I restore Paint and Word Pad

June 9, 2011 at 12:04:06
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition
When I open Accessories, Paint & Word Pad are not there. I have XP Home Edition installed.
I opened Control Panel/Add Remove Progs, Clicked Add/Remove Windows Components/Details and Paint is there (checkmarked) but not WordPad. Tried All Programmes again and still no sign of Paint. Any suggestions welcome please


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#1
June 9, 2011 at 12:40:43
Try doing a search for mspaint.exe and Wordpad.exe - they may be in the Windows/System32 folder - and then just recreate the shortcuts.

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#2
June 10, 2011 at 09:03:08
I tried the short cut way and no success and the GFI LANguard site says it is not for home users
Any other suggestions please?

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#3
June 10, 2011 at 09:24:42
Maybe these? (direct downloads):

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/reg...

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#4
June 10, 2011 at 23:57:06
Look in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache folder, then copy them to C:\WINDOWS\system32\

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#5
June 11, 2011 at 07:35:12
I tried Windows System32\dllcache folder - but it says it is empty.

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#6
June 11, 2011 at 07:38:18
It says mspaint already exists but I can't get it to show in Accessories although it is checkmarked

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#7
June 11, 2011 at 09:34:18
blues4u, mspaint.exe should be in your C:\WINDOWS\System32 folder. Make a copy of it and place it in your C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories folder.

Wordpad.exe should be in your C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories folder. Make a copy of it and place it in your C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories folder.

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#8
June 11, 2011 at 11:15:26
The folder is empty......Getting a message that Paint.exe is installed but cannot see it in Accessories.

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#9
June 11, 2011 at 12:06:44
blues4u, Which folder is empty? Re-read my instructions in my Reply #7.

Tufenuf


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#10
June 12, 2011 at 16:40:50
The dllcache folder should definitely not be empty. Its purpose is to have a backup of important Windows files that are easily accessible in the event a problem arises with the main files. If a file is deleted in the Windows\System32 folder, the copy from dllcache is supposed to automatically replace it, but it doesn't always happen. You may need to unhide hidden files/folders and protected operating system files from within Folder Options.

Do you have a saved System Restore point from before this problem that you could revert back to?

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