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Lost games and RTF capabilities

I did a deep disk cleanup. Now I can't restore past that day. I clicked on Spider and Free Cell after cleanup and when I did this both games disappeared and MSN started downloading. I also noted that the files in My Documents that were in RTF are now in DOC and the blue and red symbols that were next to these documents have disappeared.

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  • Phyllis Yelle
    Phyllis Yelle Jan 29, 2009

    I used the program installed in windows disc cleanup and yes to the next two questions

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I CAN NO LONGER OPEN RTF FLIES ON MY WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION, MY GAMES ASSECORIES AND WORD PAD ARE LOST. IT USED TO WORK FINE AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN IT DOESNT WORK. I ALSO CANNOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS OR DOWNLOADS BECAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE POPS UP AND SAYS THERE IS NO PRORAM TO SUPPORT THE ACTION AND I NEED TO CREATE AN ASSOCIATION FOR IT. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota May 11, 2010

    did you use a program, other than the space freer provided with windows, to do the clean up or did you do it manually?

    if you used the windows space freer, did you also go into removing windows components? and did you also choose the option to erase all but the latest restore point?


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Ok then camper... the solutions are pretty easy.

your games and windows messenger and your wordpad and probably notepad as well have gone because you inadvertently removed them when cleaning up the windows.

all you need to do is to put your windows installer disk into your cd drive, then go to the control panel - add/remove programs and go to the windows part.

then check the boxes of the components you want to put back and they will be back where they were before.

you may have to use the right click option 'open with' on the files that were .rtf before choose wordpad (it may also be called something like MFC application) and be sure you check the box to always open the file with that program. but if the extensions haven't changed, they should automatically go back to their native program, as it is a windows component.

i don't think the extension has actually changed (do you see the .rtf or .doc in your files?) probably just the icon.

i wouldn't add internet explorer or windows messenger when you re-install these little windows extras... just download the latest versions and install those... this way you avoid all the update rigamaroll.

please let me know if this works for you, or if you have any problems or questions about it.

best of luck!
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