- Aug 17, 2008
Small sound recorder disappeared and it's impossible to get it again even from the XP CD. What can I do? What happened? I had it since a short while ago. "exe" is still inside Windows folder. Many thanks Greetings
sachs if it's there just make a short cut you should be ok after that. As far as Spybot S & D scanning the file you must have highlighted Scan using Spybot S & D instead of Create Shortcut.The file is there but doesn't open anything. Soibot S % D starts scanning the file (?????) Are other files needed? Greetings, Thanks
Well, since it's corrupted the next thing would be to download this http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ I've been told it's better than the windows sound recorder anyways. Good Luck!!!Many thanks indeed. I was talking about that the recorder file is there but instead of opening, Spybot started a scanning of it. Nothing else. The problem is the file doesn't open the application; it's gone. Thanks and greetings
This is a great tweak Outcaste, I'm glad to see there is a way to restore Windows Sound Recorder saving this to my favorites.No doubt Audacity is a much better app, but just for the curious, or die-hard Sound Recorder fans, here's how to re-install it.
WinXP has the Multimedia group (where sound recorder is) hidden by default.
To re-install Sound Recorder:
Close Add/Remove Programs if open
Click Start | Run
type notepad %windir\inf\sysoc.inf
Find the line that reads:
Remove the word HIDE so it looks like this:
(make sure there are two commas)
Save the file; if you want to re-hide this, leave Notepad open and you can put the word HIDE right back.
Now, to re-install:
If you unchecked Sound Recorder above, repeat the above steps, this time Checking Sound Recorder to re-install.
- Open Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs
- Click on Add/Remove Windows Components
- In the Windows Components Wizard window, Highlight Accessories and Utilities and click the Details... button
- Highlight MultiMedia and click the Details... button
- If Sound Recorder is checked, uncheck it to uninstall it.
- Click OK, then click OK, then click Next>
- Windows may prompt for the XP CD
- When it's finished, click Finish
Close Add/Remove Programs
If desired, put the word HIDE back in the sysoc.inf file, then save it and close Notepad.
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