I don't know how, definitely didn't delete it, but turned on laptop and the Word programme is not there, can't see it in Programmes??? The icons gone from screen - is it hiding somewhere, any advice or suggestions very welcome. Thanks.
If you have a cat which can delete a whole program, I would not mind having him/her!
You say that THE ICON is missing from the SCREEN.
By this do you simply mean that you had a shortcut on the opening screen (the desktop?) which was marked WORD, and that this has now disappeared?
If so, it can be easily replaced, as long as WORD itself is still on your PC.
If you still have WORD, it does (usually) not appear as WORD in your programs listing, but instead appears as MICROSOFT OFFICE.
Go back to your program listing and see if you have MICROSOFT OFFICE,
If you do not, get back to us.
If however, you do, then hover over it with your cursor, and it should open a menu which shows all the OFFICE programs. The last one down will (hopefully) be MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD.
If it is, right-click on it - and then click on CREATE SHORTCUT. This will create a SHORTCUT which usually reads MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD (2).
Then move your cursor to this new link, hold down the left-hand mouse button, and drag the link over to the desktop, and you will have your WORD link back.
But if you do not have MICROSOFT OFFICE on your PC either, then you have one very malicious (not to mention computer-literate) cat!
Before shooting the cat (or at least forcing him/her) to regurgitate the swallowed program, have you recently downloaded or installed a WINDOWS XP update?
You may not be aware you have done this of course, as you have it programmed to automatically install updates...
I think she has tried to install it again, but a lack of space notice is coming up, which suggests it might still be there,
Do you have the following file on your PC?
To check, press
Then click on
and then click on
FILES & FOLDERS
and let it rip.
If you find it, right-click the word WINWORD,EXE and when it says CREATE SHORTCUT, click again.
It will then usually read something on the lines of WINDOWS CANNOT CREATE A SHORTCUT HERE, DO YOU WANT IT INSTALLED ON THE DESKTOP.
Just say YES.
That does not look very good....
One final test
Go to START
into the box, and press
If a box comes up saying WINDOWS CANNOT FIND WINWORD, then there is no quick solution.
Tried to download microsoft office trial, but not enough space which is peculiar because the space must have been there before the disappearance of the original which was already installed when I bought the laptop.
Our reply is....... This is possible because from what you say, you never had a full copy of OFFICE - just FRONTPAGE and WORD, whereas the full OFFICE suite contains many more programs than those two, including ACCESS, EXCEL etc.
So if you were already low on space and tried to download the full Office suite, it could cause space difficulties.
Incidentally, are you able to open your WORD documents at this moment in any other program?
Finally, you say you may have downloaded an XP update, but this should not result in the loss of the entire program. However, one update has been known to cause file association problems.
Sorry about that!
You might be able to get an Office suite, and install only Word from that. Otherwise, you may not have enough space to do a full installation.
You may also then need fix your file association so that the documents open again in your new version of Word.
If so, go to
Cherish that cat - he knows more about XP than I do!