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#1 tkelly1

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:37 PM

I didn't delete it or anything, but I got a.. rebuilt computer today. The paint icon is gone, and I can only access MS Paint when I click Start>Run>"Mspaint". Is there anyway to retrieve the shortcut so I don't have to go through all that work?

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:31 PM

If you uninstall & reinstall paint it will ask for an XP cd. I just tried it & I assume that you do not have one.

You can search for mspaint.exe then right click & select send to desktop create shortcut.
When the icon is on the desktop you can rename it to paint & then put it back in the accessories group where it belongs.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:53 PM

You can search for mspaint.exe then right click & select send to desktop create shortcut.

Would I search for it in my program files or just search for it generally?

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:55 PM

look in c:\windows\system32\mspaint.exe

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:00 PM

look in c:\windows\system32\mspaint.exe

Okay. I did and all it did was open up Paint.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

Right-click on the .exe file - create shortcut

choose the desktop as the location for the shortcut

Edited by Allan, 12 July 2011 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:11 PM

RIGHT click on it then select send to desktop create shortcut.

Yeah - what Allan said. He beat me to it.

Edited by Eyesee, 12 July 2011 - 05:12 PM.

In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:13 PM

Yeah, while you guys were beating me to it I made a pretty picture:
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:38 AM

Another method is Start\All Programs\Accessories. Right click on Paint and Send a shortcut to the Desktop.

Windows users find all sorts of workarounds. :wink:

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:37 AM

>>>Another method is Start\All Programs\Accessories. Right click on Paint and Send a shortcut to the Desktop<<<

...or right click Paint & select pin to the start menu and/or task bar
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Edited by Union_Thug, 13 July 2011 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

Or you can call me Ray J

Never mind - probably before your time :)

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:07 AM

I usually just right-click and "pin to start menu".

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

Or you can call me Ray J

Never mind - probably before your time :)


....but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson! :lol:

Me? I'm older'n dirt.

Edited by Union_Thug, 13 July 2011 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:02 PM

it's not in my start menu or anywhere. When I use the shortcut, it opens the Paint window. No icons or anything. It just opens up Paint, and I have no icons or anything for it anywhere.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:10 PM

Right-click on the .exe file - create shortcut

choose the desktop as the location for the shortcut






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