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Applications disappear; shortcuts no longer work

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by waykey, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. waykey

    waykey Flightless Bird

    XP home sp3 IE8

    Last week while doing routine clutter removal I chose the option "Remove
    Windows Components which you no longer use". Big mistake! I no longer have
    Microsoft Paint, which I use very very frequently, and tonight when I went to
    paste some text onto Wordpad, I got a message saying "The drive or network
    connection that the shortcut "Wordpad.lnk refers to is unavailable. Hardly a
    day goes by that I don't use one or both of these.

    What gives? How do I get them back?
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    I don't see the connection with Internet Explorer.

    Just go into Control Panel-Add/Remove Windows Components and put them
    back.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm



    On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:53:01 -0800, in
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, waykey
    <waykey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >XP home sp3 IE8
    >
    >Last week while doing routine clutter removal I chose the option "Remove
    >Windows Components which you no longer use". Big mistake! I no longer have
    >Microsoft Paint, which I use very very frequently, and tonight when I went to
    >paste some text onto Wordpad, I got a message saying "The drive or network
    >connection that the shortcut "Wordpad.lnk refers to is unavailable. Hardly a
    >day goes by that I don't use one or both of these.
    >
    >What gives? How do I get them back?
    >
    >
    >
     

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