1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Wordpad gone (XP-SP2)

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by alexzander, Nov 19, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. alexzander

    alexzander Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5
    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.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855
    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.
     
  3. alexzander

    alexzander Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5
    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. :)
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855
    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. :)
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/418098