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Retrieving lost programs.

by kervite4 / September 17, 2005 7:39 PM PDT

In the programs files the "accessories tools list" is missing and also my notepad. I'm a newbie and don't know how I did it but how do I replace them? I have WindowsME email ruthw@ktc.com.

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Try going to Control Panel
by TONI H / September 17, 2005 10:50 PM PDT

Add-Remove Programs and then Windows Setup...or whatever the tab is called for adding Windows Components for ME. Once there, you should see the Accessories box. If there is a checkmark in it, uncheck it then reboot the computer. Go back now, and this time put a checkmark in it so windows will install them all over again, and reboot the computer again. If the box is checked but is only gray rather than black, it means that only some of the components are installed so double click it to see what else you can check to install the rest of them. Let us know....

Some of the installed programs are probably still there, such as Notepad and Wordpad, but have somehow disappeared from the Program Files list, and you can do a search for those programs, then drag them with the right mouse button to the Programs File folder (choose Create Shortcut Here as the menu choice when you let go of the button)....but that won't put them back into the correct area of Accessories if that folder isn't already in place.

TONI

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Retrieve missing programs
by kervite4 / September 22, 2005 4:01 AM PDT

tyvm TONI Deleted check in Accessories, rebooted, re-checked Accesories and rebooted again. Now in the PROGRAMS; aCCESSORIES,SYSTEM TOOLS...AND LISTS SIX THINGS CHARACTER MAP,CLIPBOARD VIEWER,DRIVE SPACE, NET WATCHER,RESOURCE METER, AND SYSTEM MONITOR. Now what,,,lol? went to help pafe and disk cleanup and defragger won't work in there now. They did previously. Looking forward to your further help..Ruth

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Lost programs...ATTN Toni H.
by kervite4 / September 18, 2005 1:48 PM PDT

Was referring to "ststem tools" not accessories. I was looking for scheduled maintenance info. ty Ruth

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