Download Microsoft Paint / Recover Missing Copy

MSPaint IconThis guide is for people who removed or accidentally un-installed their Microsoft Paint on their Windows, but now want them back. I lost my MS Paint too two days ago, poking at the wrong place of my Add/Remove Windows Component and there goes my mspaint. It can only be re-installed with a Windows XP CD in my case, but I don’t have any with me.

If your Paint is gone from your computer too, do this to make sure the software really does not exist in your system, and not just the shortcut being deleted. Go to Start > Run > Type “mspaint” > OK. If your MSPaint starts, meaning it is still there, just that you have deleted the shortcut. Just create another shortcut and it will be fine.

I have a Windows XP CD
If you are 100% sure that MS Paint does not exist in your system anymore, there are three ways to get it back. The first way is to install it via your Windows XP CD. You can do so by going to

Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Double click on "Accessories and Utilities" > Double click on "Accessories" > Check "Paint" > OK > Next..

I DON’T have a Windows XP CD

The second way is grab a copy of the mspaint file from a relative, a friend or your pet dog’s computer. Copy mspaint.exe from their C:\WINDOWS\system32 to your flash drive, and paste it back to your computer’s “system32” folder. Create a shortcut of it and place it anywhere you like and you are done.

Download mspaint.exe
Worse comes to worst, you don’t have a CD, nor a friend or relative with Windows XP, and your pet dog is using a MacBook, you are left with no choice but to download it.

mspaint icon [Download mspaint.exe] (mirror)

After you have downloaded it, move mspaint.exe to your C:\WINDOWS\system32 and Paint will be available again for your computer. To create a shortcut, just right click on the mspaint.exe icon, select “Create Shortcut“. When the shortcut is created, you can cut and paste it to anywhere you want for easy access later.

In case you lost all your Windows system applications, the following folder consist of most System Apps of Windows XP SP 1 (calculator, notepad etc.), and paint is also available in it.

Download Windows XP System Apps (mirror)

Happy painting 🙂

#mspaint#Paint

Comments

  1. d34th - April 20, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    ty for this info i really needed it

    • may - February 24, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

      i found a nice software on a page on the net to restore all the window xp accessories and utilities if u have deleted them accidently…follow the link and click the download link on the site opened:
      http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Accessories.htm

      • Veer - January 12, 2011 @ 11:12 am

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        • Nasir - April 12, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

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    • grandma c - February 4, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

      loved all the possible solutions. I opted to download and install from the mirror site. I copied and pasted the program in several locations on my hard drive for future insurance!

      • birtday wishes - August 1, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

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    • Mark - April 27, 2011 @ 3:12 am

      thank you so much…you really made my day and my work so dam easy to get this back

    • Tiffany - May 12, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 Very easy to follow instructions.

      • christabell - June 4, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

        is it easy others are so hard to understand if i mean underpants:)

      • christabell - June 4, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

        is it easy others are so hard to understand if i mean underpants:)

    • kelvin - June 29, 2011 @ 11:20 am

      @d34th, THX ALOT.IT HELPS ALOT.. ALL MY ACESORIES WAS RESTORED GODBLESS

    • Robin996 - November 11, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

      Wow!!! thx sooo much!

    • Meredith - February 20, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing the link to download mspaint for Windows XP. I have Windows 7 on my laptop and mspaint is so much harder to use on Windows 7. I saved the download onto a disk & am now able to use the Windows XP version on my laptop. The best part is that it did not ruin what my laptop already had installed on it. This makes creating my own blinkie blocks easier.

    • etyuw4tju4ju - July 1, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

      @d34th, is it free????

    • hadas - July 4, 2012 @ 3:30 am

      THANK YOU!!!!

    • Darragh Walsh - November 25, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

      THANK YOU I got paint back in less than a second ofter the first step!

    • seriki oluwadamilola - January 17, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

      Thank u so much, it worked perfectly well.

  2. jignesh - June 7, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

    thnks bro………..it did work……thnks for tht link

    • Malichi - December 24, 2010 @ 1:24 am

      hi

  3. britgit - June 15, 2008 @ 11:19 am

    how do i move the mspaint toC:\WINDOWS\system32
    sorry i’m new to this..lol

    • heyyyy - June 22, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

      i dont get it either its confusing??????????????

      • Blaze_meister - November 7, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

        You got to run then type in C:\WINDOWS\system32 it will open a folder then drop and drag mspaint into it. Then create a shortcut using right-click and put it on your desktop or other desirable place\

        simpler terms if Vincent’s didn’t work for you
        😛

  4. Vincent - June 15, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

    @britgit: Go to My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > WINDOWS > system32

  5. bechie - July 1, 2008 @ 1:00 am

    thanks a lot
    you are a great help

  6. Juztyouandme - July 11, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

    I did all of this and all went great, thanks. Now, I tried to edit a picture by left clicking on the mouse and it gives me a msg:

    This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

    • Jiniya - April 12, 2009 @ 7:35 am

      That’s happening to me now.

  7. J0 - August 14, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

    tx alote man i was looking for a link like this for about a month

  8. Jenn - August 16, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    I tried running MSPAINT and it worked fine… but paint is nowhere to be found in my start menu anywhere. I want to make a shortcut for it, but I dont know how. How do I create another shortcut?

    • suresh - January 18, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

      right click the ms paint icon.Go to send to option and click ‘desktop(create shortcut)’ button.

    • VIJAYA - January 27, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

      right click the paint iccngo to sent

  9. JERRY - September 13, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

    I tried running MS PAINT and it worked fine… but paint is nowhere to be found in my start menu anywhere. I want to make a shortcut for it, but I don’t know how. How do I create another shortcut?

  10. Adriana - October 6, 2008 @ 9:02 am

    thanxs this is a great help i would mension this to everybody iv been working with this for years but i diddnt now how to do this c ya

  11. Adriana - October 7, 2008 @ 4:44 am

    im having a bit of trouble now making a shortcut can u help?????????

  12. Leslie - October 10, 2008 @ 12:16 am

    hank you so much! I hear theres bigger/better apps, but i’m used to this one.

  13. alec - November 2, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    thank you so much! hahahaha! im so happy now! your post was very very helpful!

  14. christian - November 11, 2008 @ 7:49 am

    i like the download

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  16. Esha - November 20, 2008 @ 12:55 am

    Best possible support one can provide…
    Thnx 4ur support!!!

  17. RYDEEN - November 23, 2008 @ 4:27 am

    Thanks!

  18. Cesar - November 28, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

    Thank you, this was helpful!

  19. Trung Tran - January 12, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

    Thanks so much for this helpful

  20. Dorothy Noel - January 23, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

    Okay I found the paint thing, but dont know how to save the program to the system 32 thing. I dont know what I click on. I click on it and it does open but I cant just go to file save, becasue it will save the picture which is blank I dont know how to save the file. Please help. asap

    I actually need help with more details on what to do. I opened file and see mspaint. Click o it and it opens mspaint. Then. I dont know if im supposed to click on the mspaint folder and it says something about extracting it. I dont know what im doing. So I actually need more help with finding out how to save it to my system32 folder. I thought I did it but its not existing still when I go to run; then mspaint it shows that it still doesnt exist in the computer’s memory. so If I could just get a better detailed description. Maybe there is something that I am not doing before saving the file where I forgot.

    • Vincent - January 23, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

      I’ve emailed you with instructions, hope it helps.

  21. jimnei - January 23, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

    I need Windows Paint To modify some hunting files and it is not on my machine. Need a Copy, Thanks!

  22. nicole - February 23, 2009 @ 4:49 am

    thank you so much!
    was very easy to figure out, if you still don’t know a way to save it to your computer here’s a way how!
    1. when the download popup comes up, push save.
    2. save it to documents.
    3. go to start, my documents.
    4. drag the MSPAINT icon onto your background with all your other icons.
    5. right click, and push rename.
    6. rename it “paint” so next time you know what it is!
    🙂
    -hope this is helpfull!

    • LC2010 - November 3, 2009 @ 5:33 am

      perfect, thanks!!!

  23. Donna - February 27, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

    Thank You! I hope that you can see that I am bowing and doing the “I’m Not Worthy” pose. I’m a bit shocked to see that this many people all have had the same problem. I have no idea where or when my Paint left me, but I do know that I can now get it back. Thank you so much. ~ Donna

    • LC2010 - November 3, 2009 @ 5:30 am

      my sentiments exactly!

      the same time paint dissappeared, so did all the system games, like solitare and free cell. notepad and the calculator are still in “accessories” but all the games and paint left, i really needed paint back, but would you, Vincent, know what to do about the games? i miss playing spider solitare and pin ball!

  24. Abhinav - March 22, 2009 @ 12:21 am

    This is an amazing site man .. i really needed that mspaint.exe file.. nobody had it .. i searched whole of google for this..
    really man.. m very thankful to you..

    i’m glad that u thought of putting this up online.. keep up the good work..!

  25. JJ334 - March 25, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

    200* Thanks

  26. Jisen - March 28, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    thank you soooo much!!! you can´t believe how much i missed my paint.. will never forget this 😉

  27. Tina - March 30, 2009 @ 4:08 am

    this is absolutely the best, you are the greatest!!!!! I have been so stressed over losing most of my programs trying to do a clean up, i should have worked on a mental clean up first. hahah. Do you happen to know why i can get all my games back now, like hearts, solitaire, ect.
    Thank you so very much.

  28. Gneh - April 10, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    Thank you so much. I really needed these. And it works. Thank you! More power!

  29. Jiniya - April 12, 2009 @ 7:31 am

    THANK YOU!!!!
    i had to read everything…
    and i could’ve just scrolled down and look at the download link. -__-

  30. Jiniya - April 12, 2009 @ 7:33 am

    well, it isn’t the same icon like the one next to the article. where can i get back that icon? it looks pretty cool though.

  31. Ytram - April 18, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    This was soo cool, I lost paint months ago and stumbled in here. I don’t know how to make a shortcut but suggesting run:mspaint works! I wish I could get the shortcut back into the bar thingie, but whatever. Thanks so much.

  32. Kenneth - April 19, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

    THANKS SOOOOO MUCH!

    I did the same as everyone else and accidently removed everything from the uninstall control panel.

    Paint is back……take that Photoshop!

    🙂

  33. sarathmohan - April 20, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    thank u very much………………..

  34. nique - April 27, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

    How will i put MS Paint into the C:\WINDOWS\system32?

  35. Michelle Mcpherson - April 30, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    i want to use it to make a crime scene for a term paper

  36. Roxana - May 6, 2009 @ 12:18 am

    Thanks so much. For some reason my Clean Files took mine off my computer. I have other files like this but still use Paint a lot. I really do like it now that I know how to use it. Your a doll. Thanks so much.
    Rox

  37. Gary - May 15, 2009 @ 1:11 am

    I deleted my shortcut to mspaint; how do I creat another shortcut?.

    Thanks,

    • Vincent - May 15, 2009 @ 1:35 am

      Go to C:\Windows\system32 > look for mspaint.exe Right-click on it > Create shortcut > Drag shortcut to wherever you want.

  38. aksda - May 15, 2009 @ 7:01 am

    YOU’R THE MAN !!! OHHH YEAH !!

    thank you VERY much for this !!

    /love 😉

    <3 <3

  39. Chante - May 19, 2009 @ 9:45 am

    Thanks dude i was freakin out, looking all over my computer for it haha. Thanks!

  40. hack - May 28, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

    thnx

  41. danial MY - June 10, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

    thank you!!! now i can use paint back!! i love to draw something use paint thank for make this web

  42. me - June 12, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

    i have windows vista though.

    • Vincent - June 24, 2009 @ 2:56 am

      It works on both Windows XP and Vista as far as I’m concerned.

    • Sagar Prashant Bhatt - April 15, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

      @me, It works on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows XP. I have tried it. Probably it works on most versions of Windows.

  43. Rita - June 30, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    Thanks, this was downloaded but I do not see the Paint icon in the Accessories area yet. I added the Paint to the windows\sys32 area and when I opened the sys32, Paint was there with the brushes in the glass. I cannot paste it here either to show you but you know what it looks like.

    I hope this works. I will try it to see. Thanks for your info. Rita

    In the Systems Apps. There is no Fax either and this is normally on the winxp cd. I could not get the winxp cd to install the Paint or the Fax as it asked if this was the Microsoft Home Edition of Winxp and it was. I did not use my laptop winxp cd for this and probably should have.

  44. Rewbie Frost - July 1, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

    thanks soooo much! so helpful

  45. HyperPerson - July 6, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    This is the paint I needed for the new PC I play on now! Thanks!m 😀

  46. Khatt X X - July 13, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS, I WAS JUST ABOUT TO GIVE UP.. THIS HAS BEEN SOO HELPFUL!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH!

    ~

  47. Rajesh - July 31, 2009 @ 12:28 am

    Thanks for info …great going……really helpful…Keep up the good work… 😀

  48. Pallist08 - July 31, 2009 @ 1:59 am

    Thanks alot!!! No idea what happened to mine (possibly the scary “remove pgms” process!) and I had no cd available. I took a chance on ur download & I got it back. You help restore my faith in human beings!

  49. Danesh - July 31, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    Instruction :
    download the files, copying to the windows/system32, and right click the files and create shortcut to desktop…DONE

  50. Ronald - August 2, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

    Tnx…iT Helps A Lot..

  51. Jase - August 11, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    OMG! thank you! I accidentally deleted microsoft paint form my computer by doing the “Add/Remove Windows Component” thing you mentioned.

    But anyways thx for putting the link for downloading MS paint, this really helped.

  52. Rene - August 27, 2009 @ 2:11 am

    wow, i find this article very very useful and very helpful, i’ve been trying to find a way to get ms paint back for months, all the links that i’ve dl’ed and installed jus kept getting screwed up. I didnt know u were suppose to put the paint.exe to the system32 folder lolol, ty alooot for this!!

  53. John - September 2, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

    OMG! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

  54. Ruth - September 6, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

    Thanks so much for your help !

  55. Katie - September 6, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

    Awesome! I thought it was completely gone and it’s what I use to edit videos! the run thing rly worked!!!! THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!!!

  56. rodney pantonial - September 17, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

    thanks so much! i lost my mspaint 2weeks ago after trying to optimize my windows and memory by deleting uneeded programs and files in both the system and the other drives,

    i was stuck with adobe photoshop sometime now and i really get impatient with the loading time just to start the freakin powerful program…

    now i can do simple editing again in paint like crop,invert color,resize,and some more without the hassle of overloading my videocard and ram

    thanks so much for giving me this! you are the man!

  57. REDZOEU - October 2, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    Thx A Lot Man! U R Good To Be A Helper!
    U Are Smart!Why?Because You Uploaded The “mspaint.exe”.Just Because “mspaint.exe” Doesn’t Exist Anymore At 2 Of My Comp,And Now I Have It Back Again!THX VERY MUCH MAN!.Watch My Videos At My Website (Youtube Cannel).

  58. zef - October 3, 2009 @ 8:55 am

    lost mine while reinstallaling thanks man

  59. Daniel - October 12, 2009 @ 12:25 am

    This works for people who have ribbons problems with mspaint windows 7. the smooth line performed by windows 7’s mspaint version is not performet by the one sugested by this topic.

  60. Prue - October 15, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

    This is one amazing site that really helped me!!! Thanks a zillion!!!

  61. mike - October 22, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

    finally someone who gives another option than the ”find it in your system32 or windows components”, thanks so much, and special thanks for the download link

  62. Heidi - October 22, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

    You are FREAKING amazing, THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

  63. jorge - October 23, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    teste

  64. Dada - October 23, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

    Thank you very much… it helps me alot!

  65. nicko - October 27, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

    YES!! thanks!

  66. vikas - November 9, 2009 @ 1:12 am

    ya thanks it worked

  67. christopher - November 21, 2009 @ 4:53 am

    Thank you 1000000000000000000000!!!!
    it worked
    ive been trying amillion years to get paint!

  68. Dick - November 28, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

    I have paint on my desktop and have been using it for years. All of a sudden the other day when I try to make a pic. smaller and save it, it only comes out in black and white. I get a msg. telling me that I may loose some color. I cannot figure out what happened. When I go to list my software it doesn’t show up. I also went to ADD/Delete and cannot find it. I’m at a loss.

  69. Dick - November 28, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

    I have paint on my desktop and have been using it for years. All of a sudden the other day when I try to make a pic. smaller and save it, it only comes out in black and white. I get a msg. telling me that I may loose some color. I cannot figure out what happened. When I go to list my software it doesn’t show up. I also went to ADD/Delete and cannot find it. I’m at a loss. (add) the note I get says. “Saving in this format may cause loss of color information. Do you want to continue. How do I change the format so I don’t lose the color.

  70. Shelly - November 30, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCCCCCCCCH.

    I have been dying to find a Free MS Paint download, I found mtPaint – that’s… just complicated. All I need with MS paint is resizing photos….

    <3 Thank youuuuu~~

  71. JoJo - December 11, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    Thank you so much. I can’t believe Microsoft is so anal regarding ms-paint’s installation. I have a completely legit copy of Windows XP Pro. I lost the CD years ago somewhere in my basement & apparently Microsoft just really needs it to reinstall such a simple program.

    Anyways… the writer of this article ended 2 months of my pain. Thank you! 😀

  72. Shelly - December 16, 2009 @ 1:40 am

    Thank you, u’ve saved all my pic files for paint 🙂 Merry Xmas

  73. Julia - December 20, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    Thanks a ton! I was puzzling forever on how to get MSPaint back on my laptop and I couldn’t find it from Microsoft and I didn’t want to get some replacement program. I wanted MSPaint! I’m kind of embarrassed that I had never thought of just copying it from another computer. It’s so simple!

    Julia

  74. pj - December 27, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

    please email with help if anyone could be so kind.
    i have tried all this..i have paint and was able to find it on my pc but it wont let me drag or drop it to the system32..when i right click on the icon all i get is move size min close opptions..i have it up in my tray but that it i cant get a shortcut to add it to anywhere..please help

    thanks so much
    jadedaula5@yahoo.com

  75. ahamed - December 28, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    thanks.

  76. Julian - December 31, 2009 @ 1:18 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
    I used this to get XP paint onto windows 7. As the paint on windows 7 is absolutely diabolical!!

  77. Supernova - December 31, 2009 @ 6:38 am

    Hey could you add Sound recorder to your package, i need it bc of an accidental deletion.

  78. maria - December 31, 2009 @ 6:58 am

    THANKS SO MUCH !!!

  79. Shivang - January 1, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much!!

    I am very sure I did not delete/uninstall paint/calculator but I was surprised they had vanished.

  80. many mol - January 5, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    Thanks works like a butter…

    mspaint is back on my computer

  81. Vishal - January 5, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    THANKS A BUNCH!!!

  82. makuji - January 10, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    thx a lot bro.. it works as it should.. im just simply drag d mspaint.exe to WINDOWS\system32 and pin to start menu.. and it works ^^

  83. mieyu - January 12, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    hey thx a lot!

  84. Girly12 - January 14, 2010 @ 2:45 am

    Hey, Thanks! I had it already.. but i wanted the english version, but still.. Thanks!!

  85. ISABEL D. - January 17, 2010 @ 2:21 am

    HIELLO,
    MY NAME IS ISABEL DIAZ….
    LAST WEEK, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MS PAINT AND ERR MSG … THIRTE IS NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR TO RESOURNCE TO COMPLETE OPERATION, CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS. AND THEN TRY AGIAN…..

    WHAT I CAN TO DO?? THE IMAGE TOO BIG AND CAN’T CLOSE?? I TURN OFF COMPUTER….. MAYBE MY BROTHER GONNA FIX IT…. DELETES MS PAINT AND REINSTALL NEW MS PAINT SOON….

  86. Kyonko - January 17, 2010 @ 2:24 am

    Thanks alot. I did want the vista version of paint though, I transfered it from my parents computer but it always comes up with a “Failed to create empty document” error. XP version meets my needs though.

  87. Kishor - January 22, 2010 @ 1:11 am

    its really very helpful from u bro……..
    thank u very much.
    god bless u.

  88. Nathi - January 23, 2010 @ 2:10 am

    Dont’ care about my english, I can’t speak it very well, I’m Brazilian. Oh my god, Thanks

  89. Priyanshu - January 23, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    I had one pic but it being destroyed by recolouring it on ‘paint’. can any body tell me how to regain it original essence.

  90. Anne - January 24, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

    Thanks a lot! Works in Windows 7 too 🙂

  91. AppleChi - January 26, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    Thanks so much! I hate Windows 7 Paint. =P

  92. sanketh - January 27, 2010 @ 2:02 am

    thanks bro.. its working….

  93. deathgamer - January 30, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    thanks on this bro i realy like the way you say if you dont have any friend or ur dog is using macbook i realy lough at hard

  94. him - February 2, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    thnx a ton for ms paint

  95. Sharubii - February 5, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    Thank you so much! I was about to kill my laptop because of the new Windows 7 version of MS Paint (stupid anti-aliasing!); this link saved my blood pressure a lot! XD

    I cannot worship you enough right now.

  96. luke - February 6, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

    hehe i want this paint because i have windows 7 and i dont know where is what can i download this?

  97. Pratik - February 7, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    Thanx a lot ….

  98. RR - February 7, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

    Thanks for the great help. It worked like charm. My MS paint is working fine now.
    Thanks a lot…

  99. Thomas Jeffersonot - February 8, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    awesome! if i ever lose my paint ill know where to look! 😀

    but do you know how to get the new (MS7) paint, for my vista?

  100. elcapitano - February 10, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

    Absolutely tremendous – thanks very much!

  101. Genoskill - February 12, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    Your dog using a macbook haha. Humor genious.

  102. Di5missed - February 12, 2010 @ 5:44 am

    Thank you very much. I lost my Microsoft Paint when my computer got restarted (renewed windows). I tried drawing in other programs but I just can’t do it :\
    Thanks a lot! ^^

  103. Mmarple - February 14, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    Hi! I’ve tried to reinstall Paint, but still get the same error message, “not enough memory, close and try again”. Any suggestions? Thanks! Marcia

  104. JM - February 15, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    Thanks! It worked..

    Cheers

    JM

  105. helpfullprogrammer - February 15, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

    WOW, thank you SO much, windows 7 has “upgraded” mspaint and erased all simple paint brushes for pixel art. You are a life saver!

  106. isaac5 - February 26, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    can you take the windows vista paint and use it on an xp machine?

  107. Joe Morrow - February 27, 2010 @ 1:12 am

    Found this info very usefull. Being as thick as mollasses in the neck of a Jack Daniels Bottle this info helped me me extract paint from the utilities and get it onto the start panel. I use paint quite a bit. Great for taking screen grabs. Paint user should also try Paint.NET. Its a Freebie
    Best Regards and many thanks
    Joe”as thick as mince” Morrow

  108. Ryan - March 5, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    Works well, however I cannot add text or save as anything other than .PNG. Works great other than that but I wish I knew how to fix this.

  109. Son - March 9, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    it sucks i want ms paint not nomal paint

  110. Lawson - March 10, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    Thank you sooooooooo much for this! I recently got a new computer with Windows 7 and the Paint that comes with is SUCKS!!!

  111. Jake - April 3, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    Thank you so much the download worked perfectly

  112. Alexandru - April 5, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    thanks i like this paint

  113. Sumit Sood - April 9, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

    Thanx dude,, its working. You solved a mess for me. You r genius.

  114. Sagar Prashant Bhatt - April 17, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

    Check this website out:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/winntwks40/paint/1/nt4/en-us/paintnt.exe

    A pop up box will appear. First click save and select the place you want to save it.

    Then click run, after it downloads, and then MS paint will be installed to your computer.

    Happy painting!

  115. Sagar Prashant Bhatt - April 23, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

    Still, maybe PAINT.NET is much better than the ordinary MS paint.

  116. Beck - April 28, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    I downloaded this because I didn’t like the Windows 7 version of MS paint.

    When I go to save a file, it says that it cannot save because the save was interrupted.

    Sometimes when I save something, there’s a completely blank document saved. I can’t trash it because apparantly, the file doesn’t even exist.

    I went through all sorts of hell changing properties and ownership of files and stuff to get Old Paint working on Windows 7, and now this.

    Any help is appreciated.

  117. jonni - May 6, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    lolz if ur dog is using a macbook.

  118. your mom - May 9, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    i almost CRIED when i found this T_T

  119. Kublam - May 10, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

    Yeah, man, made my filophilic day. I really can’t STAND MS Office 7/Vista or MS Paint 7. They’re both ridiculously gaudy and circuitous.

  120. j baby - May 11, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

    i need hep finding microsoft word

  121. johnny - May 13, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    omg it didn’t workz sumthing isn’t working but it’s not your program

  122. liam - May 18, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    this saved my life!!!I HATE THE NEW WINDOWS 7 PAINt PS thank you

  123. anon - May 19, 2010 @ 2:32 am

    This post was no help at all. I tried EVERYTHING, and it still doensit work.

  124. amitava - May 21, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    Thanks a lot I really needed mspaint.

  125. CRaZY - May 25, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    THANX MAN!

  126. finn Barry - May 25, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    can somone give me a link to get it and is it free

    • Sagar Prashant Bhatt - February 24, 2011 @ 2:55 am

      @finn Barry,
      Yes. There is a free link which I have uploaded and it includes paint and another system file for paint. It is zipped so extract the two files in it. Its size is 2.62 MB. Sadly, it is of Windows 7 and I am not sure if you would like it, but it is fine. Heres the link: http://uploading.com/files/5d2c3f98/MS%2BPaint.zip/. Sorry, because you have to wait for a minute.

  127. Videogamer555 - May 31, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    Icon is wrong. Possible hack? I have Windows XP on a computer and the icon has a GRAY pencil holder, NOT a tan one like this one has! Also the various pencils shown in the correct icon are various colors, NOT all tan like in this icon.

  128. prateek - June 6, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

    thanks for helping me

  129. Bench260 - June 7, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    I was looking for mspaint. Thank you so much!
    Bench260 ||–||

  130. Jay - June 7, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

    Thank You Thank YOU. Got the MS Paint back.

    YAY!!!!

  131. VaLy - June 8, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    You stupid losers, you compare this shit paint of xp with the win7 one?! You really have no brain, try to draw a line in this paint and to move it after…you can’t, in win7 you can do this and many more, this paint is bullshit

  132. Elaine - June 11, 2010 @ 7:58 am

    hi! do you have a link for calculator? don’t know where my calc went though. by the way i used the link for the paint and it worked. thanks a bunch!

  133. serial_killer - June 13, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

    thanks man!!!!

  134. hridey - June 22, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    great thanks very much

  135. blogteater.com - June 22, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

  136. blogteater.com - June 22, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    ha22… great thanks very much.. thanks man!!!!thanks man!!!!
    .-= (blogteater.com´s blog – Download Film Tenderness BRrip) =-.

  137. Van - June 23, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    thanks for the download link. i run windows 7, and i really dislike its mspaint. is there a way to get vista version? any help is appriciated. cheers

  138. Loiro - June 25, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    Thanks a lot you are a genius. I will never lost Microsoft Paint as long as Iive and all because of you. Once again thank you.

  139. mukesh - June 25, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    your ms paint is a good angoy

  140. mix - June 26, 2010 @ 1:15 am

    Thank’s for Ms Paint

  141. katie - July 8, 2010 @ 8:30 am

    where can i install panit? i want to paint on my computer lol.

  142. Tiffany - July 9, 2010 @ 1:52 am

    When you recover it through start>run>mspaint, how do you make it an icon?

  143. tash - July 11, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    Is there a way to replace the Windows 7 version , with the XP version?

    Thanks
    ~Tash

  144. Tracy - July 12, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    OH… MY… GOD

    you have saved us all! i was sick and tired of that crappy windows 7 paint program and now i have my old hobby back… DRAWING!

    i am now going to go cry tears of joy

    bye! and once again TTTTHHHHAAAANNNKKK YYYOOOOUUUU!!!!!!

  145. prasanna - July 13, 2010 @ 12:37 am

    great man thanks ……………..

  146. Sagar Prashant Bhatt - July 14, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    Maybe these sites work : I have uploaded them on mediafire, and I think that maybe these are just icons.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?jjnymyyennj0gjt

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/jjnymyyennj0gjt/mspaint.exe

  147. Vishnu - July 15, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    thank 4 ur info……its great

  148. Yashkar - July 15, 2010 @ 4:11 am

    Thnx a million

  149. Nishad - July 16, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    Thanks a lot

  150. 12303 - July 19, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

    thnx a lot!!! i really need it 🙂 🙂

  151. kjr222 - July 20, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

    hey thanks alot!!! i have windows 7 but i’m not used to the paint in it. 🙂

  152. MS Khan - July 22, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    Thanks a lot for help me to get back my ms paint….
    Thanks again. TC

  153. hazel - July 25, 2010 @ 11:43 pm

    thanks so much !

    It really helps me a lot to recover my ms paint your such a great geek ..

  154. GREATFUL THNX - July 27, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    to me, the universe is balanced again, thank you

  155. asdf - August 4, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    mspanit

  156. RETSXEP - August 4, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    Sadly it didn’t work out for me at all.

    I have googlecrome and I’ve tried downloading the mspaint, but it seems that it won’t accept.

  157. double g - August 4, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    finalmente ho di nuovo paint e tutte le altre appliazioni windows!!:D

  158. double g - August 4, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    scusate ma che versione è???

  159. _0vurlord_ - August 6, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    wow, you guys are stupid. thanks for the download, i want to draw in xp’s paint on win 7 : )

  160. superduperflop - August 10, 2010 @ 4:36 am

    lol, thank you so much, i was without paint for months now, and I thought surely it’d be tedious to do.. so I just let it be..
    but you were great with it, lol, thanks again.

  161. cxfthsdfrh - August 10, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    THE DOWNLOAD DOES NOT WORK

  162. Edwards - August 11, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    Excellent and many thanks. I stupidly deleted some files the other day and this has genuinely helped me out….

    Many thanks

  163. leeloo - August 12, 2010 @ 1:26 am

    Thanks a lot. Works great 🙂 I’ve been looking for the solution for this problem for weeks.

  164. Izzat Farhan - August 13, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    thanks..thanks for sharing

  165. Thomas - August 16, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU! I some how deleted MS Paint and really wanted it back on my computer. Your directions were PERFECT. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. Stewi - August 17, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

    thanks alot, my comp had a complete failure so i reinstalled windows but it dident have
    paint, calc any of the windows components
    ?????????????????????? weird because it had them before.

  167. Isabel - August 20, 2010 @ 9:19 am

    I was trying to make my computer run faster n i accidently deleted PAINT n all the system GAMES 🙁

    Somebody please help me

  168. toria - August 21, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    i need help makin a shortcut for mspaint and can’t figure it out:|

  169. Ram - August 22, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

    Thank you soo much

  170. Daniel - August 25, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    Thnx a lot dude

  171. legonro - August 26, 2010 @ 5:11 am

    omg i lost MSpaint a long time ago, god knows how and why, but you are the only person who has been of good help1

    THANKS A-FUCKING-LOT 😀

  172. Albino Bob - August 26, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Bless you kind soul!

  173. moonfie - August 27, 2010 @ 4:42 am

    Thank you so much! I’m on Windows 7 and the new Paint is an improvement in many ways but sometimes I just want good old fashioned MS Paint, so glad to be able to download it!

  174. Clara - August 29, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    Thanks alot for the detailed guide. Really helps me alot.

  175. Ela - September 2, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    useful info, thx

  176. Vivienne - September 5, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Thankyou. I have just refreshed my mspaint

  177. Nuy - September 5, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

    thanks a bunch.

  178. Leroy - September 8, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    Thanks for being here..

  179. nikki - September 9, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    do you please PLEASE have a way to download the mspaint from windows vista PPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEE!??!!

  180. Ross - September 11, 2010 @ 1:07 am

    what a legend, thank you soooooooooo much! this is most genuine and honest info ive had online… 🙂

  181. Natalie - September 12, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

    I have downloaded paint again but it doesnt give me an option to save it, only “run” or “cancel”

    I dont know how to save it into my system 32 file.
    Can you help?

    • MEEEE - June 4, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

      @Natalie, Just run it.

  182. justin - September 17, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    thank u tons i needed this

  183. Napostriouf - September 20, 2010 @ 5:05 am

    Thanks you’re my hero! :^)

  184. Aleena - September 20, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

    This download doesnt have any viruses does it?

  185. Bobo - September 23, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    Ty you wonderful wonderful person you. :X:X:X

  186. putang ina mo - September 24, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    putang ina niyo lahat

  187. putang ina mo - September 24, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

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    penis

  188. Michael - October 1, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    Hi,i use Windows 7 and cannot paste on my paint….what can i do to get this fixed,please advise. Thanks.

  189. Salina - October 2, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    UR AWSOME!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!

  190. alwyna - October 8, 2010 @ 2:29 am

    thanks a lot it did work

  191. usama - October 9, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    thanks

  192. Kaito - October 15, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    Thank you so much for the download link. I didn’t lose MSP but I have the newer version, and I HATE it. Glad to have the new version back. Now I can get back to doing art.

  193. PRASHANNA - October 17, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH.IT REALLY WORKS.

  194. prslss - October 18, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    thanks for explanation!
    what seemed so complex really is so easy!

  195. josh - October 20, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    thx that really worked

  196. Larry - October 22, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    I still can’t get mspaint to open. It shows in my task manager – once for every attempt, but it just won’t open. I’ve tried the registry, downloaded from the web, uninstalled and reinstalled from control panel. I’ve run antivirus many times, defrag, etc. It just will not open.

    Any more ideas?

  197. Najam US Saqib - October 26, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    Thanks Thanks Alot Buddy…… A Easy way to Recover your Paint……

  198. Ask for something… - October 28, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    Please give me a link to download a Vista Version of mspaint, not XP but Vista.

    For some reasons this XP version doesn’t work on my windows vista

    That’s Strange 🙂

  199. Stranger - October 30, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    See this Website, There are all versions of mspaint.

    http://mspaint-download.webs.com/

  200. luke - October 30, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    i like lego because i got a lot of lego in my room and i want to get more

  201. Jhony - November 8, 2010 @ 1:54 am

    at least mspaint back again… thanks bro…

  202. kiran - November 11, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    perfect. it worked for me…2nd method

    kiran @sg

  203. Vyom - November 11, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Hi Thanks boy you gave me this link for Microsoft Paint i am really thank you for this

    Vyom Marandi

  204. ayesha - November 19, 2010 @ 2:57 am

    perfect thxxx

  205. Bruce - November 23, 2010 @ 9:05 am

    Thanks for the tip Vincent! My old hard drive crash. I was able to find mspaint.exe on my backup hard drive. I had to click on properties of the icon and select Windows 98/ME for compatibilty.

    Although, I’m using Windows XP, I got it to work! If you leave the box uncheck it might not work.

    Now, I won’t have to click run the program every time I use the software. Thanks.

  206. Low - November 24, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

    thanks man. I wonder how my paint was deleted.
    lol

  207. Otto - November 30, 2010 @ 1:59 am

    Thks!!!!!!!!!!!!
    V… M….

  208. S.M - December 1, 2010 @ 1:18 am

    xD lol it worked thanks dude !

  209. Monika - December 9, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    Love it! I got my Paint to work agian! Awesome! Thanks, dude!

  210. دانة - December 18, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

    قد تعبت وانا أبحث عنه

    أخيرااااااااااااااااااا وجدته هنااااااااااااااااااا

    بارك الله فيكم

  211. Kmwsoftech - December 24, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    I have tried the direct download of mspaint but it does not work but the one which is zipped with other applications is working perfectly.

  212. Charlie888 - December 29, 2010 @ 5:26 am

    Darn dog!

  213. Amber Conley - December 30, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Thank you so so so so so so so much!!!!! When i finally got the internet installed on this computer the paint program was somehow deleted…..I am so glad that it was able to be downloaded. I have searched high and low and then found this website. It is so wonderful to have some really smart people to answer simple questions on missing programs!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  214. Badass4life - January 2, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    uhh i know how to move da file for an 8 year old i can do dis you haz to hold ur mouse then right click it when its covered in blue den right click the mouse and push copy go to da folder you want it in and right click it again without blue den right click and push paste theres an 8 year old comment :3 BAI

  215. Amar - January 10, 2011 @ 2:32 am

    Thanks for the download. 🙂

  216. nikko - January 12, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    tnx for the upload very helpfull!

  217. BON - January 13, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    How do you download paint for windows seven

  218. adrain - January 15, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    how to i save my oain to my desk top on my computer

  219. biggy - January 20, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    thnx alot

  220. Ichirou - January 20, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can now edit again! THIS WORKS-FOR REAL, NO LIE. THANKS ONCE AGAIN!

  221. pokemonpikachuchu - January 23, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    i also lost it … a file missing was buzz.wap/wav
    or
    bee.wap/wav
    otherwise i have got all other files

  222. Devin - February 1, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    awwww my pet dog HAS a macbook…. ill have 2 download it again!!! lolz

  223. canyon - February 7, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    i found paint xp version here: http://www.mspaintxp.com/
    (it works on win7 too)

  224. emmabee - February 9, 2011 @ 6:48 am

    Thanks a lot 😀 now i have paint back yay! 🙂

  225. zach - February 13, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    Hepful It gave me the download 😀

  226. Laura - February 14, 2011 @ 2:45 am

    Thanks so much for putting this up! I really thought I deleted it. but thanks again 🙂

  227. Adi - February 14, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    Thank you so much…this does help me get my mspaint program again 😀

    *** for u 🙂

  228. Lina - February 23, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

  229. Sagar Prashant Bhatt - February 24, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    I have recently uploaded the Windows 7 Version of MS Paint. It is zipped so extract its files in your System32 Folder if you can. The link is: http://uploading.com/files/5d2c3f98/MS%2BPaint.zip/
    🙂

  230. Phil Exe - March 5, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Lifesaver!! Well done!!

  231. Rika - March 9, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    Thnx u ppll r gr8

  232. Wouldn’t you like to know. - March 11, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    I like cheese.

  233. Wouldn’t you like to know. - March 11, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    No. I’m not human. Thanks for asking.

  234. M.Valentin - March 13, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    Thanks man 🙂

  235. Kalin - March 17, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH
    it worked

  236. xion - April 2, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    Thank you, you saved me 😀 !!!!!

  237. Gavin - April 17, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    Thank you so much…somehow my mspaint went missing…you saved my day…I hope you win the lotto
    🙂

  238. Raymund | Remanufactured Toner - April 20, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    I also accidentally deleted MS Paint. I downloaded the software online and successfully installed it. Thanks for the tutorial.

  239. Caty - April 21, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Y’re the BEST !!!

  240. gex3 - April 27, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    wew i like it!|!! be succes

  241. IWE - April 29, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Thank you so much bro, it’s really usefull…

  242. swapnil - April 29, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    thanks….this post is really very helpful for me.

    Its solved my problem

  243. a person - May 3, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    yey (good for you .. ONLY JOKING) cool

  244. hoyong - May 5, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    thanks, my search stopped here that I need I can be here

  245. vamsi - May 5, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

    thanx buddy…my paint is finally workin nw

  246. Lucky - May 8, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Great site, I got paint now.
    But I can’t find it back anywhere and I don’t know how to make a copy of it if I can’t find it anywhere. ._.

  247. emma - May 15, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    Hey I got the paintms but I don’t know where the paint is. its not in its box where its supposed to be so can u plz reply?

  248. wol - May 16, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Thaankyu soooo much!!

  249. kush - May 17, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    thanks i needed it

  250. Bloop! - May 17, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    And it works perfectly, Thanks! Ü

  251. divya - May 18, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    its super

  252. CorvetteZR1Blue - May 19, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    how do you create a shortcut for paint?

  253. Fealektric - May 21, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    This very njice for games end more.

  254. Vi - May 22, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    Ay, it keeps freezing on my and completely destroys my images… :\

  255. Vi - May 22, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    @Vi, me*

  256. amy@Paint Zoom - May 22, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I have been beating my head against the wall for weeks trying to get this fixed. You are a lifesaver!

  257. ITS A VIRUS - May 25, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    Thanks, You almost got me a virus… Guys, delete this file.

  258. bogust - May 26, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    thanks 🙂 i accidentally deleted it. it’s simple program and consume less cpu power.

  259. sahil garg - May 27, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    we want to download free ms paint mac

  260. rachel - May 29, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    thanks soo muchh 😀 haha i have been looking on google for agess to try an download it again an this was so simple. thanks 😀 X

  261. Anonymous - May 29, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    I can see the application Paint when I tried this instructions..

    Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Double click on “Accessories and Utilities” > Double click on “Accessories” > Check “Paint” > OK > Next..

    But I don’t have the Windows XP CD.

    Any tips?

  262. Bhavik - June 9, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    Thanks

  263. matamo18 - June 19, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    thank u very much..accidendentally deleted my system apps from antivirus..btw thanks..=)

  264. Jane - July 1, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Tq so much!! you really2 did helped me! TQ so much!

  265. sina - July 6, 2011 @ 4:32 am

    Very thnk boy.

  266. sina - July 6, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    Very thank boy.

  267. Caike - July 7, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    I’m from Brazil, and even then many thanks for your help. even ran.

  268. babu - July 8, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    It got restored within fraction of seconds

  269. cheann abedes - July 12, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    Praise you~! 😀

  270. arun - July 22, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    superb

  271. Yaro thy dress - July 27, 2011 @ 3:55 am

    Thanks! It is awesome and first to make sure it didnt have viruses I just clicked run and it was like AWESOME! You rule dude!

    P.S: I now downloaded it and i still is like AWESOME Thx!

  272. Yaro thy dress - July 26, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    It*

  273. pradeep - August 1, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    hey!!! it were wonderful easy steps to get the application back!!!!! thanks a lot for providing such useful information :))

  274. Marcelo Tavares - August 2, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    Fiz de acordo com suasa instruções porém o aplicativo está em Inglês ! É possível colocar em português ? Desde já agradeço vossa atenção e se possível for responda-me não só aqui como também a meu Email.

  275. Sonia - August 3, 2011 @ 3:19 am

    PLEASE ! I have been all over trying to get help with my Windows 7 MSPAINT. My gridlines have gone haywire and I can’t find help. I like to move “my size up” to work on pixils (?) anyway there are tiny little squares.But now when I “size up” the pixils become HUGE! I am 62 and have M.S. so my brain does not always work to well. I tried geek squad but they wanted $62.+ to help me. I won’t buy that again!!

  276. Jennifer - August 20, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    lol im 10 😛

  277. Troop308’sCoder - August 25, 2011 @ 5:47 am

    Hey. Who ever made this site, Thank-you.
    My comp is seven years old and I just randomly keep losing data. I have taught myself Html, Css, Css3, and some Javascript. (I am only 14 years old). I am a web designer. You should also make it so that people that are (10 years old) can’t use curse words. It’s not good for them and they will end up in jail. I am also commenting on this site because like I said some data just disapears and I lost my Microsoft Paint. So thank-you for this. If you would like a website made you can get me at xat.com/WellsFargo. Thank-you, Robby.

  278. Prasad Kulkarni - August 26, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Paint is installed but cannot execute on my machine what will you do.?

  279. Hikaru - September 18, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    when i try to save in paint it says; “paint cannot save this file, save was interrupted, so your file has not been saved” help plz

  280. Amebix - October 1, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    oh my, thank you so much, it’s very helpful!

  281. WAKATTEBAYO2011 - October 15, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    thanks you very much for your help….nice website…GBU ^^

  282. EthanInfinite - November 9, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Get GIMP. Paint is built for people who don’t give a damn about the rest of the Internet.
    I know c++ and Javascript. I know how tough it can be to code art programs. But MSPaint… well, any competent coder can code that in a night. Any admins reading this, tell this to your bosses.
    —An Indie Developer

    PS: To any of ya complaining about cussing, this site isn’t SFW. No where is.

  283. Skiba - November 10, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Dzięki stary 😉 / Thanks man 😉

  284. Martim - November 16, 2011 @ 2:58 am

    Thank you so much, you saved my windows 7 life.

  285. J29736 - November 20, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Thank you so much! I needed to get the old paint back! New one sucks!

  286. Tundja 1915 ultras - November 24, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    Tundja, Tundja – P O B E D A !!!

  287. I think not - November 25, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    It’s apparent that the majority of people attracted to this site are inbred low life’s. Albeit there is a minor portion that are adult yet foolish to download anything from this site. It’s unsecured and without any doubt in my mind will sell any information that can gain about you for a profit. Thus they give free downloads. Also I noticed that a portion of illiterate idiots who can’t spell are also attracted to this site. I came in because I thought you had something of worth then soon enough I found out that you had nothing of worth. Pretty much like this site. Worthless. To further my point of this site being pointless, this box you have to click to prove you’re human? That’s a joke, since any program is capable of checking the box which makes the clicking pointless. But, it’s been proven time and time again that sites like this are a dime a dozen and the creators and owner(s) of it are as feckless and unintelligent as the day is long.

  288. roi - November 29, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    tnx.. this help me so well.. 🙂

  289. rajesh - November 30, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Thnx dude….
    This really works excellent….!

  290. Asian Stereotype - November 30, 2011 @ 4:25 am

    it opens it as an archive with data. and shit like that

  291. Happy Guy - December 1, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    Thank you very much, I really like this version of Paint

  292. mayfly - December 6, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    this is so awesome

  293. Thank YOU - December 12, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    thank you soooooooooooo much you really helped i am soooo happy 🙂

  294. Vinu - December 16, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    Tnx a lot it helped me a lot i was very much in need of this paint option.

    Regards,

    Vinu

  295. Summer - December 20, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    how do you install it?

  296. DON’TREADMYNAME123 - December 21, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    is their any paint dowmloads here?please somebody help

  297. Tes - December 31, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu

  298. fozia - January 7, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much! Is there a download for Wordpad and the games as I have lost all games (solitaire, minesweeper, etc) as well on my XP.

  299. monte2217 - February 8, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    add me on xbox monte2217 and if you go to my website you must be dumb cuzz its fake……:)

  300. Hassan - February 20, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    Hi Guys

  301. Thy Mark - March 10, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    I lost my volume control, what I do? I need some help….

  302. Ashish Jeswani - March 11, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    Many Many Many Thanks. 🙂

  303. Jahiruddin Mondal - March 12, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Alhamdulillah.
    Thank u very much.

  304. Donn - March 22, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    thank you so much for the simple instructions! i got in back in no time! cheers!

  305. ASMKLSAMKLSAKMLASKLMSAMKLSAMK - March 24, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

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  306. Sanju - March 28, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Dude, this is legal, right??!

  307. (&%^&$&*^% - March 29, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

  308. IRVIN - April 2, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    i got an idea trying to do this and somehow got to FAT32, found mspaint, and then was able to get it on desktop. thanks!

  309. Kailee - April 3, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    YOU ARE A LIFESAVER AND I LOVE YOU

  310. ItsMe - April 7, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Yippie… That helpd… i got my mspaint back!! 🙂

  311. FollowingJesusChrist - April 12, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    thanks you so much for the info, i needed the paint back.
    may God bless you! ^^

  312. Marina - April 18, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much, I didn’t like the newer version of paint.

  313. Vanessa - April 19, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    I am soooo grateful for this article I HAD to write and express my many thanks!!! I messed around with “Add or Remove” & accidently did something that removed my games & paint. Thanks to you I got them all back with-in mere seconds!!! THANK YOU!!!!! 🙂

  314. Dharnish - April 20, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Thanks, it helped me! 🙂

  315. Lynn Tats - April 23, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    Thank you, this was helpful and I found the games that hadn’t installed in the same place. Brilliant

  316. dilip - May 17, 2012 @ 3:56 am

    good job’ i had not been reading all abusing languages. but those must not be written into the helpful sites like this.

  317. akki - May 18, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    thanks

  318. Irfan - May 19, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Thank you verry much

  319. Wali - June 19, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Thanks, this resolved my issue

  320. happiness quotes - July 12, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

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  321. Tiny Panda - July 22, 2012 @ 11:15 am

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  323. Sheila - July 24, 2012 @ 3:41 am

    Thank you! I looked all over Microsoft Website trying to find a way to reinstall Paint and couldn’t find anything.

  324. success wishes - July 26, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

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  325. Ra.One - August 18, 2012 @ 12:03 am

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  326. rachel - September 21, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    thank you for y our help!!! it worked!! and i have it back!!

  327. Hema - October 5, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    Thank you so much….

  328. Romeo Gallant - October 11, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Thanks sooooo much. I have my paint back. Now my life is somewhat back to normal

  329. KaliHisaki - October 13, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I just got a new computer. and I had been so used to using the form of MS Paint on Windows XP…

    Well, my new computer has Windows 7 and I just couldn’t get used to using it, so I’m so thankful that you put this up.

  330. Pawan - November 24, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Thank You Very Much !!

    It’s feels so go to find my deleted mspaint again.

  331. james rodger - December 1, 2012 @ 5:49 am

    thanks so much that was instand

  332. OMFG - December 6, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    I was freakin out when my Volume, Calculator and Paint disappeared! LOL WTF!

  333. gerit NL - December 14, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    Tanks, for the clear explantion!

  334. Thankx - December 31, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    Thanks dude so much. I really appreciate it!

  335. mags - January 2, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    thanks so much for this info…I’m not very up to date with my IT skills and worry about infecting my pc or laptop…so this was great…I hope you have further tutorials for whenever I’m stuck!

  336. mags - January 2, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Hi, I’m back again…I just noticed that my volume was gone and I downloaded the zipped file mentioned above that contains notepad, calcilator etc…but this hasn’t helped me…do you know of a link to help get my volume back?
    Thanks, Mags

  337. bpe productions - January 5, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    my mom had Paint when my computer was hers, somehow it was gone when she gave it to me, I REALLY missed that paint, worst of all, I couldn’t even do anything on my WMM (Windows Movie Maker), all I was doing was making videos of text and pictures other people made, that’s why I downloaded this! 😀

  338. poonam - January 25, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    thanks

  339. John Cseri - March 22, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Thank you for your support in finding “mspaint”. It was hiden in my files someplace. I only had to do, the very first step that you suggested. To type into “run” the word “mspaint” and press “OK”, it worked! Now I wonder, why was it hidden from me?
    Thank you again,
    JCS.

  340. ss - March 26, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    thank you so much.like very well

  341. Jeoff - March 26, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    This page is great! Thanks a lot man!

  342. Chris E - May 14, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Great help … Star !

  343. Malk - July 9, 2013 @ 3:11 am

    Well, same thing happened to me, as all Windows applications disappeared (wordpad, ms paint, windows media player, volume, etc), however, I have SP2 installed on laptop, but there’s SP1 windows on CD, is that even acceptable to be used for restoring those applications?

  344. Adof Budler - September 20, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    Thank You Very much

  345. Nisarg Shah - November 10, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Thanks for the paint man!

  346. prashant - December 17, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    thanks……..

  347. jim - January 12, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    I deleted paint, reinstalled from your source
    above, created short cut, short cut works, but when i right click on a pic “edit function doe nothing, won’t open paint

    preview still opens picasa, but edit won’t open
    paint.

    also thanks for speaking in plain English, this is a refreshing forum, most guys who run these places have left the human race in speech.

    PS please e-mail me answer and thanks so much for this forum.

  348. Nycc Vvaanneessaa - July 26, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    …Wipeout side paint the xp…

    Whistler avy’s jim nore it the paint.

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    PAINT TRADES Ltd.

    Thank you

  349. unikitty101 - December 31, 2014 @ 10:46 am

    when i downloade my laptop said this type of file can harm my computer

  350. unikitty101 - December 31, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    does it haves to say that? or what am not sure if i want to donwload it what if it does something to my latop

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