Windows 10: i restarted my laptop and file explorer, ms paint, etc. are broken :'(

Discus and support i restarted my laptop and file explorer, ms paint, etc. are broken :'( in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; this is gonna be hard to explain. i'm so sorry i couldn't include my version number, i tried getting it but it didn't show up. this really sucks, and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ForbiddenPncake, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. i restarted my laptop and file explorer, ms paint, etc. are broken :'(


    this is gonna be hard to explain. i'm so sorry i couldn't include my version number, i tried getting it but it didn't show up.
    this really sucks, and i need help fixing it. i've restarted my laptop a few times now, and nothing's happened. imma put a few screenshots here, just so you know what's happening (it's a bit hard to describe). it's happening mostly in File Explorer, Wordpad, Microsoft Paint, that kinda stuff.


    i restarted my laptop and file explorer, ms paint, etc. are broken :'( [​IMG]

    i restarted my laptop and file explorer, ms paint, etc. are broken :'( [​IMG]


    uh, so, this is REALLY annoying, and preventing me from getting things done.

    please, if you have any advice, lemme know. ;-;

    :)
     
    ForbiddenPncake, Jul 21, 2020
    #1
  2. cereberus Win User

    MS Paint Recent Files


    Here s a partial solution. Works for Windows 10 as well.

    Paint - Delete Recent Pictures from List in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This will clear it but of not disable list ie you would have to do again later etc.
     
    cereberus, Jul 21, 2020
    #2
  3. MS Paint not working

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand the concern as you are unable to use Microsoft Paint on your PC. In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below:



    • What is the Version and Build of Windows 10 installed on the PC? (Type
      winver in Windows search/Run command)
    • Are you aware of any changes on the PC prior to this issue?


    In this scenario, we would suggest you to check if you are able to launch Microsoft Paint from System32 folder.

    1. Press Windows + E key to open
      File/Windows Explorer

    2. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32
    3. Double click on mspaint.exe
    4. If you are able to launch then Pin to Taskbar and
      create a shortcut.


    If the issue persists then try these steps.



    Step 1: Run DISM & SFC scan

    We would also suggest you to run the DISM & SFC Scan tool to check if you are able to launch MS Paint, refer this article:
    System File Checker.



    Step 2: Reinstall Microsoft Paint app.

    1. Press Windows + I key to open
      Settings
      .
    2. Click on Apps and select
      Apps & features
      from left pane.
    3. Click on Optional features and select
      Microsoft Paint from the list.
    4. Click on Uninstall. Close
      Settings
      and restart the PC.
    5. Now perform step 1 and 2.
    6. Click on Optional features and click
      Add a feature.
    7. Check the box beside Microsoft Paint and click on
      Install.


    Let us know the results. If the issue persists, we will certainly assist you further.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Jul 21, 2020
    #3
  4. i restarted my laptop and file explorer, ms paint, etc. are broken :'(

    ms Paint

    Hi,

    There are several ways to remove MS Paint. Let's try deleting the app from its file location. Follow the steps below:

    • Type mspaint.exe in the search bar.
    • Right-click on mspaint.exe, and select Open file location.
    • Press Delete on your keyboard.
    • Follow the next instructions to remove the program.
    Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.
     
    Martin Bar, Jul 21, 2020
    #4
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