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    Finding games in XP (SP2- home)

    Can anyone give me the string to get the games in Accessories?
    I used to be able to go to Programs/Accessories/Games/Freecell (or others) - - That no longer works - I tried search - "nothing to display" - Help? Thanks.

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    Re: Finding games in XP (SP2- home)

    If you are talking about the MS default games like Solitaire, You should see it in C:WindowsSystem32, under sol.exe.

    To ad or remove other MS games, go to Control Panel>AddRemove>Add Remove Windows Components>Accessories & Utilities>games, details and either check or uncheck whatever games you want to change.
    They should all end up in the System32 folder.
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    Re: Finding games in XP (SP2- home)

    Also: Windows XP by default installs Games folder under Programs, not under ProgramsAccessories, as Windows 2000.
    In Windows Explorer, it is
    Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsGames

    Navigate to this folder, right-click a problem shortcut, from pop-up menu select Properties and look at Target box. You will see something like this:
    %SystemRoot%system32mshearts.exe

    %SystemRoot% means your Windows folder, usually C:WINDOWS or C:WINNT.
    Check target folder for the presence of .exe file. If the target file is not present, it is possible that your local security policy prevents your account to install it.

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