Windows 10: lost my paint app and word doc app.

Discus and support lost my paint app and word doc app. in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I use paint and word doc a lot, had them pinned to task bar, one day open computer and they were gone, i had been doing windows update a lot the past... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by lorihaley, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. lorihaley Win User

    lost my paint app and word doc app.


    I use paint and word doc a lot, had them pinned to task bar, one day open computer and they were gone, i had been doing windows update a lot the past two weeks, but i look and searched and even tried to re down load them, and still unable to get them back, please help me get those two apps back, i use them all the time. thanks

    :)
     
    lorihaley, Feb 20, 2021
    #1

  2. Photos are opening with Paint instead of Photos app

    Hello,

    It's likely that your default application for opening photos is Paint. To change your default program in Windows 10 from
    Paint to the Photo app, we suggest that you perform the following steps:

    • On the Start menu, select Settings.
    • Go to System, then go to Default apps.
    • Select Photos or any app that you like to be the default under
      Photo viewer.

    Update us if the steps above helped you in resolving your concern.
     
    Angela Pun, Feb 20, 2021
    #2
  3. mngerhold Win User
    Can I customize the list of suggest apps in the "Open with" menu?

    Well, I hope this helps the OP - it took a while. I tried 'Default Program Editor' (DPE) and it did indeed add (or remove) items, but when I tried to specifically add Word to pdf opening, it failed - it went through the motions, but nothing happened. So I started again, playing with settings for opening .doc files. This seemed to work: initially in explorer I had 3 programs appear in the 'default' list that pops up on a rt-click>open-with:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    and this is what the relevant bit of the Registry showed:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    Don't ask me why just 3 of those 8 (a to h) programs show up (maybe the 'instant' list is limited to three? - no, see later) - anyway, I used DPE to remove Wordpad from the list: when saving the edit as a REG file, this is what I got:

    Code:
    and the result in Explorer was:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    and the registry now shows:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    Note how item 'g' from the list has been removed (it seems there is no issue with having a letter missing). I then messed about trying to open a .doc file with various other programs, and they all started to appear in the 'instant' list:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]


    So I thought 'well, that is easy - just open a pdf once in Word and it should appear'. So back to trying to open PDFs: but however many times I tried, Word would never appear.

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    even though there were any number of entries in the Registry 'Open With' list, including Word:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    So what did DPE make of this - well, it showed some of the entries:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    Although Word is shown, it doesn't appear on a rt-click. Its entry can be removed, but that doesn't help. So my attention was drawn to the existence of another folder below 'OpenWithList', namely 'OpenWithProgids', and that contained a specific ref to Sumatra (my preferred program for PDFs). Looking back at the same entry for .docx, I found this:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    so I added an identical Word.Document.12 ref to the list for PDFs:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    I think IrfanView is there as it got added during my experiments! I now get this in Explorer:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]
    Hurrah! I then tried to use DPE to remove the redundant entries, and got this as a .REG file:
    Code:
    But when i merge that with the registry, the IrfanView item does not get deleted:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    and as seen in the registry:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]

    so I deleted it by hand, and at last have the entries I (or rather, the OP) want:

    lost my paint app and word doc app. [​IMG]


    Note that my manually added reg entry is of type Binary', as there seems to be no way to add a value of type 'None'.

    So it seems that DPE cannot cope with entries in the 'Progids' list, and something makes some programs fall into that list, rather than the 'openwithlist'. I am sorry for any typos above, or pictures in the wrong place - can't be bothered to check it too thoroughly. Hope it helps someone!

    atb, Martin
     
    mngerhold, Feb 20, 2021
    #3
  4. lost my paint app and word doc app.

    Paint 3D app problem

    Hi Laura, my name is Max and I'm an independent advisor.

    I suggest you should repair your Paint 3D app

    Firstly, try to reset this app. Follow the steps below:

    1). Click on 'Windows key + I' together and open 'Settings'

    2). Tap on Apps - Apps & features - Paint 3D - Advanced options

    3). Tap on 'Reset'

    Next, uninstall and reinstall Paint 3D app. Follow the steps below:

    1). Click on the Start button

    2). Type in 'Windows PowerShell' - right click on it - choose 'Run as administrator'.

    3). Copy / paste the command below without quotes.

    'Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MSPaint | Remove-AppxPackage'

    4). Click on Enter

    5). Go to the Microsoft Store to download and reinstall the Paint 3D app.
     
    NighthawkX, Feb 20, 2021
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