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 . 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 11-14-200709:03 AM