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19-Nov-2005, 10:57 AM #1
Solved: Wordpad gone (XP-SP2)
Hello,

More specifically, Wordpad is still there in \Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories, but the shortcut has disappeared from the Start->Programs>Accessories menu and from the Right Click->Open With association menu.

Any help in restoring the above shortcuts is extremely appreciated.
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19-Nov-2005, 11:07 AM #2
You should be able to restore it as you would any shortcut -- by creating a new one.

Here the location would be:

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

However anytime you use Wordpad, you should see a shortcut icon show up for it in the START panel you see when you first click the Start button -- unless you have that feature disabled.

There are many ways to create shortcuts -- but the way I usually do it is just to right click on the executable and select "create shortcut". Then I copy/paste it in the target folder (which would be the path above)

I think if you use the "choose program" option of the "open with" dialog and browse to Wordpad -- it will then show up in the context menu in the future.
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19-Nov-2005, 11:27 AM #3
That was so simple, I will now not feel manly for the remainder of the day. LOL

Thanks very much, Rollin'Rog. You've made my life a bit easier.
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19-Nov-2005, 04:05 PM #4
Great, I'm glad it turned out to be as simple as it should be -- you just never really know until you hear back.

You're most welcome for the assist.
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