The Snipping Tool has disappeared


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Walter E.

The Snipping Tool, which normally resides on my taskbar, has disappeared. A
search for Snipping Tools does not show where the program lives or how I can
get it back.

There was no obvious reason why it disappeared overnight.

Thanks for any help
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Walter.

For some reason that has never been clear to me, the Snipping Tool does not
work unless we turn on Tablet PC Components. And Help and Support does not
even mention this requirement. :>(

Click Control Panel | Programs and Features. Then, in the menu to the left
of the main window, click Turn Windows features on or off. A new window
will appear and, after a few seconds to populate it, there will be a long
list. Near the bottom is "Tablet PC Components." Check this box and OK
your way out. Then you should find Snipping Tool under All Programs |
Accessories.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64)

"Walter E." wrote in message

The Snipping Tool, which normally resides on my taskbar, has disappeared. A
search for Snipping Tools does not show where the program lives or how I can
get it back.

There was no obvious reason why it disappeared overnight.

Thanks for any help
 
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Bruce Hagen

Walter E. said:
The Snipping Tool, which normally resides on my taskbar, has
disappeared. A search for Snipping Tools does not show where the program
lives or how I can get it back.

There was no obvious reason why it disappeared overnight.

Thanks for any help


The location is: C:\Windows\System32

Click on System 32 and in the right hand pane, scroll down to it.
 
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Trev

Walter E. said:
The Snipping Tool, which normally resides on my taskbar, has disappeared.
A search for Snipping Tools does not show where the program lives or how I
can get it back.

There was no obvious reason why it disappeared overnight.

Thanks for any help
Click the start globe and start typing snipping tool And its at the top of
the list
 
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Bruce Chambers

R. C. White said:
Hi, Walter.

For some reason that has never been clear to me, the Snipping Tool does
not work unless we turn on Tablet PC Components. And Help and Support
does not even mention this requirement. :>(
That's because the snipping tool *is* one of the Tablet Components
introduced with Vista.



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~ Denis Diderot
 
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Guest

RE-FORMAT YOUR COMPUTER AND INSTALL OPEN SOURCE LINUX UBUNTU! JUST FYI!
THREAD CLOSED!
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Bruce.

Well, yes, but...I've never had a tablet computer at all, but I've been
using the Snipping Tool for a few years. Where's the logic of having to
activate Tablet PC Components on a desktop computer with no Tablet? That's
what is not clear to me.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64)


"Bruce Chambers" wrote in message
R. C. White said:
Hi, Walter.

For some reason that has never been clear to me, the Snipping Tool does
not work unless we turn on Tablet PC Components. And Help and Support
does not even mention this requirement. :>(
That's because the snipping tool *is* one of the Tablet Components
introduced with Vista.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

The Snipping Tool, which normally resides on my taskbar, has disappeared. A
search for Snipping Tools does not show where the program lives or how I can
get it back.

There was no obvious reason why it disappeared overnight.

Thanks for any help
Follow Trev's advice to get it running, then pin the icon to the taskbar by
right clicking on the taskbar icon while the program is running.

Any icon can be pinned or unpinned that way...
 
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Nil

Any icon can be pinned or unpinned that way...
Not all of them, unfortunately. I have a couple of shortcuts pointing
to batch files, and I haven't found a way to pin them to the task bar.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Not all of them, unfortunately. I have a couple of shortcuts pointing
to batch files, and I haven't found a way to pin them to the task bar.
I was thinking (or not thinking :)) of shortcuts to programs, and
obviously forgot about broader uses...

In response to your remark, I just added a toolbar to my taskbar, which
happens (by random choice) to be a folder that contains a manual I
downloaded. And then another folder, and another. The last one is the
gadgets folder, and it even has a subfolder.

These were done by right clicking on the taskbar, then clicking on Toolbars
in the pop-up menu, and then clicking on New Toolbar. I then chose the
above few folders at random just to see how it would go.

It isn't pretty, and I strongly suspect it wouldn't be quite what you want.

If instead I just drag a folder from Windows Explorer to the taskbar, it
gets pinned inside the menu that pops up from the Windows Explorer taskbar
icon - possibly not what you want either.
 
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Bruce Chambers

R. C. White said:
Hi, Bruce.

Well, yes, but...I've never had a tablet computer at all, but I've been
using the Snipping Tool for a few years. Where's the logic of having to
activate Tablet PC Components on a desktop computer with no Tablet?
That's what is not clear to me.

RC

Ah, I see your point. I can only speculate that when the tablet
features were grafted onto Vista editions, and then carried forward into
Windows 7, the idea of placing this tool in a more logical place, such
as Accessories, simply never occurred to the developers.


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Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
killed a great many philosophers.
~ Denis Diderot
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Bruce.

You probably are right. Now I know where to find the Snipping Tool, so it's
no big deal - for me. But it sure was hard to find it in the first place!
And I'm sure a LOT of users still haven't found it - just like the OP in
this thread. :>(

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64)

"Bruce Chambers" wrote in message
R. C. White said:
Hi, Bruce.

Well, yes, but...I've never had a tablet computer at all, but I've been
using the Snipping Tool for a few years. Where's the logic of having to
activate Tablet PC Components on a desktop computer with no Tablet?
That's what is not clear to me.

RC

Ah, I see your point. I can only speculate that when the tablet
features were grafted onto Vista editions, and then carried forward into
Windows 7, the idea of placing this tool in a more logical place, such
as Accessories, simply never occurred to the developers.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Hi, Bruce.

You probably are right. Now I know where to find the Snipping Tool, so it's
no big deal - for me. But it sure was hard to find it in the first place!
And I'm sure a LOT of users still haven't found it - just like the OP in
this thread. :>(
I think I read the clue in a book I bought when I got 7, or maybe I got it
in this NG. But I have to agree with what Bruce Chambers said:

"the idea of placing this tool in a more logical place, such as
Accessories, simply never occurred to the developers".

Never mind that that is their job, and also the job of the testers at the
company if the developers fail :)
 
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Zaidy036

<snip>

On my Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit it is located at
C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe

You should be able to find by clicking the "Start" Orb and
searching for "snipping".
 
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Gene E. Bloch

<snip>

On my Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit it is located at
C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe

You should be able to find by clicking the "Start" Orb and
searching for "snipping".
No, I find it by clicking on the icon I pinned to my taskbar. Much easier
and much more direct...

Quicker, too :)
 
D

Drew

Geez I thought for the heck of it I would look for snipping tool on my win7
64bit pro machine and there it was under accessories just like it was when I
ran Vista on a different drive. Do you mean it is not there by default? If
not how did it get there on my machine?
 
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Bruce Chambers

Drew said:
Geez I thought for the heck of it I would look for snipping tool on my
win7 64bit pro machine and there it was under accessories just like it
was when I ran Vista on a different drive. Do you mean it is not there
by default? If not how did it get there on my machine?
It depends on how Windows was initially installed/configured. The
Snipping Toll won't appear unless the Tablet PC Components (Control
Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off) were
installed, even though it's being used on a desktop PC.

I spoke a bit inaccurately in my earlier post, meaning that it would
have been better if the developers had made the Snipping Tool available
by default, with having to add other, unnecessary, features.


--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
killed a great many philosophers.
~ Denis Diderot
 
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Zaidy036

No, I find it by clicking on the icon I pinned to my taskbar. Much easier
and much more direct...

Quicker, too :)
Gene, that was to find it, not run it. I assume anyone reading a NG knows how
to make a shortcut to run it. Maybe a bad assumption.

Anyway, please send me a PM - we may be related since I have the same LN.
 
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Drew

Bruce: I am in no way arguing the posts at all just stating how it is on my
machine. I installed Vista business originally (no Tablet components
specifically chosen) on this machine. when it came time to switch to win7 I
simply did a fresh install of win7 pro 64bit on a new ssd and once again no
tablet components specifically chosen. Both times snipping tool was located
in the accessories folder. On this machine I would have to say that the tool
was chosen and installed by default as I know I never chose it.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Gene, that was to find it, not run it. I assume anyone reading a NG knows how
to make a shortcut to run it. Maybe a bad assumption.

Anyway, please send me a PM - we may be related since I have the same LN.
I meant you to understand that since I had created a shortcut to it, I had
previously found it.

The post of yours that I replied to seemed to imply that you thought I
couldn't find the Snipping tool. That was a trifle insulting, if I may say
so.

Bloch is a surprisingly common surname. My grandfather came here from Riga,
Latvia. Did yours? Or did your great-grandfather? If not, we're probably
not related.

I understand Bloch to be from a Polish word that originally meant foreigner
(cognate of Wales, Wallachia, olah, vlach, et al), but in Poland a couple
of centuries ago, it began to be applied to Italian Jews who had migrated
to Poland. This is not the source of my nickname (Gino), but it justifies
it :)
 

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