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Accidentley deleted 'Accessories' Solution/Guide

By GraysonKIDD
Aug 4, 2010
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  1. Hey everyone, sorry if this is in the wrong place!

    I created this newbie friendly ;) guide myself for someone on the internet who had this problem, should work for anyone :)


    This will restore most/all missing accessories which may have been disabled or accidentley removed.


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    Part 1:
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    First try and download and run
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Accessories.htm

    If this doesn't work, you can go on a friend, or someone elses windows xp computer and copy the accessories folder to your pc. ( If you can't do this, go below to the link which has files from the accessories folder which may have been deleted.)


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    Part Two:
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    If items are still missing:

    Click the start button and click Run (on the right side) then type in C:\WINDOWS\system32

    It'll come up with a folder, and a warning kind of message, press ok and proceed to the folder, now, you need to look for your games and paint, these should include

    freecell.exe
    hearts.exe
    internet backgammon.exe
    internet hearts.exe
    internetreversi.exe
    internet spades.exe
    minesweeper.exe
    solitaire.exe
    spider solitaire.exe
    paint.exe

    (some games have slightly different names for this, if you just wait for the folder to fully load, just scroll through and look for the images(some start with ms) Though, if you need to get 'pinball.exe' then go to (default) C:\Program Files\Windows NT\ Pinball


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    I've attatched the following files to the link below:

    Calculator
    MS Paint
    Hearts
    Freecell
    The sound files you're missing
    Solitaire
    Spider solitaire
    Minesweeper
    and Pinball.

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    Part 3

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    Basically you need WinRAR to unzip the file or any unzipping program, just right click the rar file in the folder and click 'extract here to WindowsFILES\

    It will then create a folder with all programs attatched.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/9d0pqg

    Good luck ^_^ let me know how it gets on and if it works for you. :)




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    WINRAR -

    http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

    click the top link.

    WinRAR x86 (32 bit) 3.93

    or link below for 64 bit systems.


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    To add the files to your Accessories folder just right click the folder (from start menu, all programs then right click accessories and click open) then DRAG and drop each file to the accessories folder(s) you want them in.
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