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  1. RECONBunny's Avatar
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       30 Apr 2018 #1

    Can I backup MS Paint?


    So I am currently on Windows 7 but I am dual booting with 10. I heard Paint is being removed but added back to the Store...Why?

    Anyway...is it possible to find all the proper files and back it up so when it is removed I can simply paste them back into the System 32 folder?
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  2. Posts : 1,437
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       30 Apr 2018 #2

    This is what Paint says in the latest W10 versions:


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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       30 Apr 2018 #3

    RECONBunny said: View Post
    ...is it possible to find all the proper files and back it up so when it is removed I can simply paste them back into the System 32 folder?
    You can copy and paste them anywhere you want. There are two files you require: mspaint.exe and mspaint.exe.mui. The first can be found in C:\Windows\System32\ the .mui file is in a language-specific sub-folder of System32, for a US English install that would be C:\Windows\System32\en-US (for me it's C:\Windows\System32\en-GB).

    Copy mspaint.exe to a folder of your choice (I have made a 'C:\Program Files\Old Windows apps' folder). Create the en-us (or en-gb, etc.) subfolder in your chosen folder and put a copy of mspaint.exe.mui there. You can now create a shortcut to run Paint from this folder.

    The advantage of using a folder other than System32 is that your mspaint will never get replaced/removed by an upgrade. In fact, you can keep different versions in separate folders and run them simultaneously if you wish, as I have done here with the 1709 and a previous version. Spot the difference....

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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       30 Apr 2018 #4
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  5.    30 Apr 2018 #5

    It is still in 1803 under windows accessories
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       30 Apr 2018 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    It is still in 1803 under windows accessories
    Present, yes, but by default Windows opens Paint 3D, also there is no Edit in right click menu.
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  7.    30 Apr 2018 #7

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Present, yes, but by default Windows opens Paint 3D, also there is no Edit in right click menu.
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  8. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       30 Apr 2018 #8

    That is a quirky method to edit image files, but I guess, some are fine with that, I prefer a faster Edit. :)
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  9.    30 Apr 2018 #9

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    That is a quirky method to edit image files, but I guess, some are fine with that, I prefer a fast Edit. :)
    No - by default, edit is now paint3d. If you right click on a text file, default is notepad. Right click, select "open with" and choose app you wish. No different!
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  10. Berton's Avatar
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       30 Apr 2018 #10

    MSPaint is still available on Version 1803 Build 1734.1 which just finished installing on 3 of my RTM computers. So far the only things I've seen removed are the older Windows Games from Win7/8.1 and God Mode but that has happened with all previous Version Upgrades and some of the updates to those Upgrades.

    EDIT: Update, the Games still re-installed as did God Mode.
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