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Windows 7: Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now.

28 Dec 2013   #1
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now.

I started getting this error.
Going into windows features, unchecking tablet pc options, rebooting, checking tablet pc, rebooting, did not resolve.
cmd as admin sfc /scannow did not resolve.
Tempted to find snipping tool.exe online and just copy it into my system.
Any ideas?

TIA


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28 Dec 2013   #2
indianacarnie

 

Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started? Easiest first......
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28 Dec 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The tablet option was only relevant in Vista. There are much better snipping tools out there. I use Jing. You can program it to a function key for triggering which allows to capture tooltips and fly-outs - like this. Plus comments, arrows, etc.


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28 Dec 2013   #4
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started? Easiest first......
Yes a system restore did not resolve the issue either unfortunately.
I don't understand what is going on, it has always worked fine.
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28 Dec 2013   #5
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The tablet option was only relevant in Vista. There are much better snipping tools out there. I use Jing. You can program it to a function key for triggering which allows to capture tooltips and fly-outs - like this.
I'll be checking this out myself. Thanks whs!


JustWatching ...... I'm assuming you have some version of MS Office installed on your machine? Try this:

Start an Office application, MS Word for instance > In the top left corner click on the MS Office Logo > Click the Options button > In the box that comes up look in the left hand side for Resources > choose Diagnostics. It will run and repair any errors (snipping tool)
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29 Dec 2013   #6
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The tablet option was only relevant in Vista. There are much better snipping tools out there. I use Jing. You can program it to a function key for triggering which allows to capture tooltips and fly-outs - like this.
I'll be checking this out myself. Thanks whs!


JustWatching ...... I'm assuming you have some version of MS Office installed on your machine? Try this:

Start an Office application, MS Word for instance > In the top left corner click on the MS Office Logo > Click the Options button > In the box that comes up look in the left hand side for Resources > choose Diagnostics. It will run and repair any errors (snipping tool)

Actually I just have open office. htm...
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16 Jan 2014   #7
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ended up going with Jing, never got snipping tool working again.
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16 Jan 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jing is a much better snipping tool anyhow. Did you program it to trigger from a Function key ?? That is really handy because you can also catch the context menus.
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16 Jan 2014   #9
pappi

 

I do not follow these thread and replies. Windows7 under accessories has built in snipping tool that works very well for me. Why the need to go elsewhere?
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16 Jan 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post
I do not follow these thread and replies. Windows7 under accessories has built in snipping tool that works very well for me. Why the need to go elsewhere?
There are 2 possible reasons:

1. On some systems, the snipping tool does not seem to work. So it is an alternative (there are others too)

2. Jing has a lot more functions than the snipping tool - especially the ability to trigger it from a function key. That allows to also capture context stuff. Try this with the snipping tool.


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