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Windows 7: Where would I find my paint icon?

25 Nov 2009   #1
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Where would I find my paint icon?

What folder would I find the MS Paint icon?


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25 Nov 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

C:\Windows\system32



or type paint into the start search
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25 Nov 2009   #3
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
C:\Windows\system32



or type paint into the start search
I need restoring the paint icon. How would I go about doing that?
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25 Nov 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Can you give more information on the actual problem - is the icon missing from the shortcut or the .exe file or is the actual shortcut or .exe file missing?
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25 Nov 2009   #5
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Can you give more information on the actual problem - is the icon missing from the shortcut or the .exe file or is the actual shortcut or .exe file missing?
Missing in the shortcut.
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25 Nov 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Right click on the shortcut, select properties - there should be a change icon button - this should show a selection of icons available in the executable - if not select browse and navigate to C:\Windows\system32\paint.exe and select the icon you want
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25 Nov 2009   #7
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Right click on the shortcut, select properties - there should be a change icon button - this should show a selection of icons available in the executable - if not select browse and navigate to C:\Windows\system32\paint.exe and select the icon you want
I did the same thing you just and I was wondering why I couldn't find it. I found out why. Its under mspaint.exe not paint.exe :facepalm: XD Thanks! +1 REP
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23 Mar 2012   #8
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yep the search engine from start sucks. I was looking for Paint for ages there and couldn't find it. Tried also searching in explorer. In the end I had to google 'where is Paint windows 7' and found this thread. Needed to search for mspaint... that's just...
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