I've tried killing almost every process that I can but can't bring it back without a reboot. If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message. This will remove the Snipping Tool component. I get the msiinstaller error message in the event viewer, that's all. Therefore, the snipping tool seems to be blocked by anti-malware programs that are meant to protect one from spyware by, among other things, blocking remote users from taking snap-shots of your desktop. This time though the popup menu should still be visible on the screen. I let it install those, but Snipping Tool still doesn't save its results.
Nothing seems to be resolving this problem. I had been using Snipping Tool to make screen captures of web pages for use in documentation. I listed the files in the system32 folder from cmd line, the snippingTool. The method above works well, but you can also use a different method that involves adding a delay. Ok no problem to repeat it again, then we is sure it has been tested thoroughly.
Before this permanent fix I went back to old-school Microsoft Paint and PrintScreen to save screen-shots. While Snipping Tool is better than the screen capturing functionality that we have seen in earlier Windows versions, it still lacks some key features such as image resizing and cropping. The free screenshot capturing tool from Microsoft can take full-screen, window, rectangular, delayed, or free-form snaps. Ah well, I have fixed the paths now, and not only does Snipping Tool work again, but I have hopes that I am finally free of Libraries in Win7 forever. Screen Sketch gives you all of the functionality of the Snipping Tool with additional improvements.
Damn easy and did not think of it until now: When entering the filename just add. Relaunch the Snipping Tool If the Snipping Tool doesn't work properly, for example, Snipping Tool shortcut, eraser, or pen not working, you may kill the Snipping Tool and restart it. Snipping Tool is integrated natively with Windows since Windows 8, Windows 8. The only thing that fixes it is a reboot. This window may take a couple of minutes to display.
Unfortunately I had to go yesterday and was unable to respond until now. I don't know how to get it back. I send my thanks to all of them for helping me to realize I am not alone! Help and Support Windows Vista: Let us know what you find. First, open your Start Menu and type in programs and features. Just to let you know, I tried that fix myself. I've gnashed my teeth with frustration because of the same probelm with the snipping tool and couldn't get any solution online: I run Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop.
So based upon the information on that web page, I removed the whole Office 2003 package and without a reboot, I could immediately use the Snipping tool and the other tools, Hurrah! Our how to guide might also interest you. That's just the superficial assessment, and this problem goes much deeper. Whenever I attempt to use it, my entire monitor turns to a gray color, and some of the text on the tool itself is blacked out. Snipping Tool is available as a standard feature in Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate edition, and all editions for later Windows versions such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8. People with disabilities and their care providers know only too well that software Accessibility is a catch word for 'tax breaks with minimal expense', except for the providers of very expensive dedicated software and systems.
Not to mention, sometimes Library folders would reappear after being deleted! Turning off a feature does not uninstall the feature, and it does not reduce the amount of hard disk space used by Windows features. Snipping Tool on Vista always fails when I try to run it with the following error: Any clues on what is going wrong? If you find this passage help, give us a like! Really a nice little add-on. Is your system also configured with a Domain? You can also create a shortcut of the same on the desktop. I have looked in the two program. Click Yes button if and when you see the User Account Control dialog.
I don't think a System Restore is viable. So I checked it, Vista apparently reinstalled the component, and the tool is working again. Hello Jensheahan, Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. The snipping tool in Windows is sufficient for quick screenshots. Method 2 of 6 Rebuild the search index If the Start menu search is unable to search Snipping Tool, rebuilding the search index is a good idea.
Step 2: Drag and drop the shortcut from desktop to taskbar to pin it. Thanks guys, for persistence in nailing this one. Double click 'Programs and Features'. For those who love snipping enough to Quick Launch SnippingTool. And the Inking got me a hit on the page: I thought that solution could be tested even on my old Office 2003 installation. It looks like All genius programmers who made Microsoft what it is now, left the company and it is filled with stupid programmers who don't even use windows. None of these have worked.
A hex editor is a hex editor and the location of the data could easily change with different versions of the snipping tool. I'm under the impression that that + Windows updates caused the issue. To open it just hit Win + Shift + S. It cures all sorts of ills Ken J+ Thanks Ken. Warning: Some websites may advice you to change the data in the Registry Editor, but it have to be emphasized that it can be dangerous to change the data of Registry. They are more worried about how to remove paint from windows and replace it with something more useless than fixing a useful tool such as this.