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#1 peem

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:20 PM

Hi. I seem to be missing wordpad from my Start>all programs>accessories. I've done a 'search' for wordpad (see attachment 1) and for wordpad.exe, (attachment 2). I'm afraid that's as far as my knowledge takes me.
As far as I can gather I am supposed to right click on the correct (?) one and put it back in the aforementioned 'accessories. But which one, if any, is it, and as an extra query, why did it disappear in the first place?

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#2 peem

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

Oh sorry. I am using XP home with SP3.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:26 PM

Is it under Start > All Programs > Accessories?

If not you may need to reinstall it via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel then on the left select Windows Components. I do not know the exact location, but I am sure you can find it.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:31 AM

Thanks for the reply cryptodan.

No it's not under 'Accessories'. There is also nothing there in the Windows Components part of 'Add/Remove'.

As I say, the only mention of it is when I do a Windows search as shown in the two attachments in my first post.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

Try this: http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/forums/wi...rdpad-6907.html

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

Thanks cryptodan. That's it back on my computer.
Now if I may, and this is probably a stupid question,how can I (if at all)get it back into the accessories part of the All Programs? At the moment it is on my desktop which is not a problem.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

I do not know since I am running Vista, and things are different.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

Here's one way, there must be a cleaner way, but I can't think of it right now:

Right click on wordpad.exe, send shortcut to Desktop, copy and paste to:

Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:45 AM

Thank you petewills and you cryptodan, that's it, all done and dusted.

Edited by peem, 13 June 2010 - 10:46 AM.





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