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waynf

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New problem. Just missing ms.paint.exe. I still have shortcut pinned to start menu, but it cannot open file. Have tried search, and found, but computer is asking to use web to open. got nowwhere with it.

I get message which says, file is moved or deleted. Where do I go from here.

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First thing to do is go to your system 32 folder in your "C" drive and see if the file is there. If so then double click on it and see if it opens. If it does open, then you need to right click on your mspaint icon and "Find Target" to the mspaint program in your system 32 folder.

If mspaint is not in your system 32 folder you need to reinstall it from your windows xp cd.

http://www.winxptutor.com/paint.htm

Personally i usually delete mspaint off my computers and replace it with Irfanview. mspaint is almost a completely useless program.

http://www.irfanview.com/

It is easy to put a shortcut in your program files to a program, then move it to whatever folder you want just by drag and drop method.

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I don't have CD installation disk on hand, so I did restore point to 20th October 2006, and mspaint came back. The reason I stay with mspaint, is because when I u sed my scanner HP 1410 scanner/printer it seems to use it when I edit. If I change to Irfanview will I have to do soometing to redirect the HP scanner program to utilize the new program? Because I tend to agree with you that mspaint is just an extra which does very little insofar as graphic utilization and projects are concerned.

Please advise, if no problem in using the program you suggest I will be downloading it.

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You should be able to say where it will scan to

If you have .net framework 2 installed, see what you think to paint.net from my signature
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