Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't install gadget

15 May 2010   #1
PaulM44

Window 7 Profesional 64-bit
 
 
Can't install gadget

I recently created a simple gadget for my Win7 Starter netbook. Copy the files to the Sidebar folder and my new gadget was available in the list of gadgets from the desktop. Installed it and it works fine. Tried to copy the same gadget to my Win7 Pro 64-bit desktop and can't get it to show up in the list of available gadgets. I tried copying the gadget to the following locations with no luck:
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 May 2010   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

Hello
Go to your start menu search and type: shell:gadgets
Place the folder for you gadget in there, and check if the gadget now shows up in your gadget library
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2010   #3
PaulM44

Window 7 Profesional 64-bit
 
 

The just takes me to C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets, which I already tried.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 May 2010   #4
sergiogarcia9

 

Can you upload the gadget so i can have a look at it? It might be a small mistake in the XML Coding or similar
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2010   #5
PaulM44

Window 7 Profesional 64-bit
 
 

Here is the gadget


Attached Files
File Type: zip gadget.zip (890 Bytes, 340 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2010   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

Okay, your problem is that you haven't put the files in a folder (those two files you uploaded needs to be in a folder called "name.gadget" to show and work in the gadget library)
I have fixed it now for you, just unpack this ZIP to your gadget folder


Attached Files
File Type: zip temperature.gadget.zip (1.1 KB, 474 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2010   #7
PaulM44

Window 7 Profesional 64-bit
 
 

I actually did have them in a folder, but the folder was called just "Temperature". Changed to "Temperature.Gadget" and it works fine. Thanks for the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #8
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I can get the gadget to work in the "user" folder but not the "global" (C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets), any ideas? When I first created it, it did work in the "global" until I deleted it and put it back. I have tried creating the .zip file thing and it attempted to install it in the "user" folder, but that didn't work either. thanks...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #9
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I finally found the answer:
1. Start "Taskbar Manager"
2. Select "Sidebar.exe" and press "End Process"
3. goto C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\
4. Rename "Settings.ini"
5. Make any changes to gadgets that are needed.
6a. Restart "C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe"
or
6b. Restart "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe"

All gadgets should now be visible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't install gadget




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
windows 7 sidebar gadget install problem
hi there, i just found that there is a problem on the installation of the sidebar gadget, i have just download a network meter gadget from the windows live gallery, just as before, click on download, but after it downloaded, it just cannot install, it asked my "which problem to be used on this...
Gadgets
How do I re-install calendar gadget?
I got so frustrated with the lack of ways to manipulate the destop calendar gadget that I clicked "uninstall." And it did. Completely. It is now nowhere to be found -- even in its original frustrating form. Right-clicking on the desktop does not work. It's gone from the menu of choices. So, how...
Gadgets
How do I install this gadget?
I wanted to install the large clock gadget and I downloaded the folder but when I double click the .ini file it just opens a notepad file? Starlight Desktop by ~RyKennedyan on deviantART Also, is there a way to add a gadget to the start menu toolbar?
Gadgets
Need Gadget [specific gadget]
Hi, Is there any1 who can find me the gadget for live temperature? I heard somewhere that a gadget named "Iq weather" shows the live temperature. I tried google for it but no result . Can any1 find me this gadget? thanks in advance. :) Best Regards
Gadgets
problem on install sidebar gadget, please help
i have just try to install some new gadget from Windows Live Gallery, but the gadget i download cannot install, first, i click on download on some gadget, it pop up ask me to install or no, i click on install, but there is no specify problem to open the gadget, i try to re-located sidebar.exe to...
Customization
Can not re install a gadget
Hi guys.. Need some help!... I downloaded Multimeter 2.1 and installed it, tried it out and then uninstalled it.. I then later decided to play with it a bit more and re installed th gadget.. but now after I install it, it is not showing up on my gadget list... help!!! help!
Gadgets

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App