Lost Solitaire Game

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Lost Solitaire Game

  • I have a 2 year old desktop with Windows XP.  I play solitaire every morning for about an hour.  This morning it was gone.  Not on my desktop.  Not on my Programs - Games.  All other games were there, but not solitaire.  Was it just tired?  How can I get it back?  I am going crazy without my morning cup of coffee and solitaire....
  • Not sure if this will help, but with any luck you just lost the shortcut.  Go to C:\Windows\System32 and look for sol.exe.  If it's still there, you can create a new shortcut.
     
    If it's not there, there's probably a backup copy in C:\i386, or in C:\Windows\System32\dllcache (though you'll need to show hidden folders to access the dll cache).
     
    Edit: Here's a more "elegant" way to do it - and get it exactly back where it belongs (copied from here :
     
    Lets find out if the file still exists - go to Start > Run and type in sol.exe > OK
    If solitaire opens then fine, youve just lost the shortcut, no worries, we can fix that.
    go to Start > Run and type in (or copy and paste it) \Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Games > OK
    In that window, right click in it, select New > Shortcut > then copy and paste this into the box %SystemRoot%\system32\sol.exe > Next > give the shortcut a name - Solitaire > click Finish
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    If sol.exe cant be found than we can reinstall Solitaire quite simply by going to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > highlight Accessories and Utilities and click on the Details button > highlight Games and click on the Details button > tick Solitaire and click OK


    Message Edited by Alexandra_P on 11-14-2007 09:03 AM


    'Tis a poor carpenter that blames his tools.

  • Thank you so much for your help.  It worked. 
  • Hooray - got it in one :) Glad to help, and thanks for posting back that it worked.


    'Tis a poor carpenter that blames his tools.

  • Although it costs $24.95, if you like and play Solitaire as much as I do, you'll like Pretty Good Solitaire form this web site. There's a 30 day trial version you can download and try.


    Message Edited by jimisham on 11-15-2007 08:16 AM