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Where did my solitaire and free cell go?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cparma, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. cparma

    cparma Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP Pro on my home computer, and somehow I lost the games that all computers have with Windows such as Solitaire, FreeCell, Minesweeper etc.. Now they're gone.

    When I go to their location -
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Games
    All that's in there is an Icon that says: Desktop.INI Configuration settings
    And it opens up in Notepad and just lists the games that I used to have.

    Can I get them back?

    P.S. - I prefer not to Restore my computer because I'll have to re-install my internet. Thanks
     
  2. Dust Sailor

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    Hi cparma I have XP home and ran a search for FreeCell . A short cut showed up . Hope thi shelps
     
  3. Saga Lout

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    The location is C:\Windows\System32. Right click your dektop, choose New and Shortcut then navigate to that directory and scroll all the way down to sol.exe. Click next and next again. If you don't find the file, open Control Panel>Add and Remove Programmes>Windows Compnents and see what you can add in the way of Accessories. You will need your XP CD ready to put in at that stage.
     
  4. cparma

    cparma Thread Starter

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    ok, I added the shortcut on the desktop. I just worried when I went to Start-Programs-Games and it was saying 'empty'

    Thanks for the help
     
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