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Windows 7: Where do some gadgets go?

24 Dec 2009   #1
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Where do some gadgets go?

This is so basic but it drives me nuts. I just tried to dl'd speed test gadget for Win 7 using IE 8. It opens and then disappears. I've spent an hour raking over my machine to find where it went but there is no sign of it. I've had a few gadgets do this to me over the years (as in not install) but I can find them in my dl'd folder or registry.This one seems to just vanish?
Can anyone else please confirm this. It will nag @ me until I know. I am hoping it's as simple as UAC blocked it but the gadget is highly reviewed I don't know.
TIA,
J23


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Open start menu and type shell:gadgets and press enter. This will open a new explorer window with the folder to where you should install your gadgets.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2010   #3
pawel

xp/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J23 View Post
This is so basic but it drives me nuts. I just tried to dl'd speed test gadget for Win 7 using IE 8. It opens and then disappears. I've spent an hour raking over my machine to find where it went but there is no sign of it. I've had a few gadgets do this to me over the years (as in not install) but I can find them in my dl'd folder or registry.This one seems to just vanish?
Can anyone else please confirm this. It will nag @ me until I know. I am hoping it's as simple as UAC blocked it but the gadget is highly reviewed I don't know.
TIA,
J23

Hi,

The gadgets in win 7 are stored in: C:\Windows\winsxs

But when you will try to save gadgets you have downloaded it is impossible
because win 7 says: "you have no administrator permission to do that"

Cheers
Pawel
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pawel View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J23 View Post
This is so basic but it drives me nuts. I just tried to dl'd speed test gadget for Win 7 using IE 8. It opens and then disappears. I've spent an hour raking over my machine to find where it went but there is no sign of it. I've had a few gadgets do this to me over the years (as in not install) but I can find them in my dl'd folder or registry.This one seems to just vanish?
Can anyone else please confirm this. It will nag @ me until I know. I am hoping it's as simple as UAC blocked it but the gadget is highly reviewed I don't know.
TIA,
J23

Hi,

The gadgets in win 7 are stored in: C:\Windows\winsxs

But when you will try to save gadgets you have downloaded it is impossible
because win 7 says: "you have no administrator permission to do that"

Cheers
Pawel
Err, not quite. While you might find some gadgets resources stored in C:\Windows\winsxs, that is not where the gadgets are stored. Gadgets are stored in:


C:\users\(User Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

or

C:\program files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #5
pawel

xp/7
 
 

Hi A Guy,

Thanks for the tip I now I found the folder you described and it work fine to instal the gadgets there.

Cheers
Pawel
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pawel View Post
Hi A Guy,

Thanks for the tip I now I found the folder you described and it work fine to instal the gadgets there.

Cheers
Pawel
Glad I could help

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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