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Windows 7: Snipping Tool Missing

28 Jan 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Snipping Tool Missing

Ive just noticed that mine has gone AWOL, any way to bring it back?


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28 Jan 2009   #2
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

What happens when you enter snip in Start/Search and hit the Enter key?

If nothing then you may have inadvertently turned off the optional Tablet PC features, of which Snipping Tool is one (since 2005).
  1. Click on Start button, and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click on Programs link then Programs and Features.
  3. Click on Turn Windows features on or off link. If User Account Control pops up for confirmation, click on Continue button.
  4. Scroll down the list of features in Windows Features dialog window, tick the check box for Tablet-PC Optional Components to enable and show the Snipping Tool
Then it should show up under Start/All Programs/Accessories.

Going by memory here as I'm in Vista right now.
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28 Jan 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

aah I disabled Tablet components seeing as I dont have one Wonder why they put the tool in with that.
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28 Jan 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know if this helps but here is the shortcut and the app.

SnippingTool.zip


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28 Jan 2009   #5
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
aah I disabled Tablet components seeing as I dont have one Wonder why they put the tool in with that.
It's been part of the tablet versions of OS's for a few years and I guess they really should port it over to the regular accessory list.
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28 Jan 2009   #6
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I don't know if this helps but here is the shortcut and the app.

Attachment 3801

I wonder if I could get that to work in XP?
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28 Jan 2009   #7
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
I wonder if I could get that to work in XP?
You never know until you give it a go.
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28 Jan 2009   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

I always wondered why I never had a snipping tool in Vista when everybody else obviously did until I realised that removing/disabling the tablet PC disables it
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28 Jan 2009   #9
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
You never know until you give it a go.
"Snippingtool.exe is not a valid win32 application"....darn it.

I guess XP is too prehistoric for it.

LOL @ smarteyeball.
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28 Jan 2009   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

It only took me a couple of months to make the connection..... I was quick on the draw with that one
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