Missing Windows® Accessories components
What are Windows Accessories components and their utility? How to restore the missing Windows Accessories components?
Windows Accessories are one among the system components that can be accessed from the 'Start Menu'. You need to click 'All Programs' in the 'Start Menu' and from there 'Accessories'. The 'Accessories' folder would hold the various tools like 'Accessibility', 'Entertainment', System tools', 'Address book', 'Calculator', 'Command prompt', etc. Various options would help the user in accessing the tools easily from the Start Menu itself. They are all shortcuts to those applications. The user can view the 'Accessories' folder as a common place for the purpose of finding all the system tools and application programs. Thus, optimum performance of the system can be maintained by the user using various utilities from the 'Accessories' folder.
Discussed below are some ways to restore the missing components:
- Copy from another system
- Use restoring tools
- Restore from the control panel
Copy from another system
The missing 'Accessories' components can be restored on the user system through the copying action. The user should copy the component that a missing on the 'Accessories' folder or the 'Accessories' folder as a whole from another system. The system should be exactly same as the user computer. Copy the missing component or the entire 'Accessories' folder and paste the folder into the user system. In most of the cases, the 'Restore' option would work since the path of the folder and the behavior of the computers are same.
Use restoring tools
An alternative way to restore the missing components into the user system is to use the software that are designed to do such activities. The user can download and install such tools from the website, which provide this option. An example for such tool is 'AccRestore'. Find and install the tool on the system. Running the software on the system would restore the missing components on the 'Accessories' folder. The missing shortcuts would be restored into the 'Accessories' menu.
Missing components in the 'Accessories' option would be the result of unchecking the tools from the 'Control Panel' option. So, the user should navigate to the 'Control Panel' and follow the steps mentioned there to restore the missing components. Click on 'Add or Remove Programs' components option from the 'Control Panel' window and find the 'Accessories' option on the new page. Click on the 'Details' button and again choose the 'Details' button for the 'Accessories' option. Now in the next window, check whether the tools are selected as marked items and select the tool that is not marked at the option.
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