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Been having some difficulty with applications disappearing. Last week sometime I removed shortcut for Calulator from my desktop as it was getting kind of crowded. I created a folder for the desktop called Unused Programs and applications . I may have sent it there, but upon checking its not there. Anyway I have calculator pinned to start menu, but upon selecting, I get notification that it cannot be found, as it may have been deleteed, moved, etc.

I did a Micrrosoft Search off the Start menu, but to no avail. I checked files and folders manually pertinent to C , but nothing.

When I check in Add/Remove applications it is definetly there and ticked,

This is not the first time that this has happened, I have to be most careful when removing shortcuts for some reason.

Is there a way to download said application off the internet, as I don't have a usable CD-Installation disk for Windows XP with Office 2003 on hand.

Do you think that command/scannow would hellp?

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The file that runs the calculator is C:\Windows\system32\calc.exe

Check if it's there and create a new shortcut for it.
I don't know why you would refer to Microsoft Office 2003. It has nothing to do with the calculator or the XP installation disc. ??

If it's not there, command /scannow would not help - there's no such command. It's SFC /SCANNOW but it only checks for corrupt or missing system files it's unlikely to help since calc.exe is not a system file. But , hey, it would do no harm to give it a try.

Edited by pip22, 06 December 2006 - 01:16 PM.

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Windows Calculator is located at %SystemRoot%\system32\calc.exe.

SFC might help, but it may ask for your Windows CD.
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