Snipping tool gone... :-(

chmillman

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I don't know what happened here, but my shortcut that points to the snipping tool turned into one of those generic icons - and it says that it can't find C:Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe... Sure enough, a check of \System32 shows it's not there. I didn't go in there... so I have no idea what happened here. It's not in the recycle bin either, so it didn't get accidentally deleted, at least not recently.

So, is it as simple as grabbing a copy of SnippingTool.exe from another installation and pasting it into \System32...? Any risk in this (aside from it not working if there were some dependencies that are also gone?)

If that doesn't work does sfc restore this?

Thanks, --ch
 

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chmillman

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Yes, I recently turned off tablet PC stuff - I was actually going to put that in my first post, but I thought no, that can't be it...

I turned it off because the tablet tools are known to cause a few small problems with tooltips and other stuff in a program I run, and this is a desktop, not a tablet...

So I need to turn it back on? The link to the other thread doesn't help much (or I didn't understand it) there is no more snippingtool.exe in my system 32, and in services, tablet pc input service is listed as running/automatic...

Why is the snipping tool part of tablet pc tools? --ch
 

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chmillman

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Yeah, so it seems. I turned it back on for now. It is back. Perhaps I'll look into 3rd party screen capture software... Thanks all! --ch
 

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