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SP2 and mouse pointers

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October 10, 2004 5:18:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Since installing service pack 2 i have been unable to
access any mouse pointers except the default ones, where
previously i had a whole list. When i try to open the
pointers dialog box in the control panel, i get a string
of notfications saying that various pointer files are
either missing or corrupt - any ideas how to get them
back? Thanks

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Anonymous
October 11, 2004 12:47:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Katherine,

There are 184 *.cur and *.ani files that ship with Windows XP by default,
and are available in compressed format in the Windows XP CD-ROM. To extract
ALL the *.cur and *.ani files, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM in the drive and
type these lines in the Command Prompt:

Expand X:\i386\*.CU_ -r C:\Windows\Cursors
Expand X:\i386\*.AN_ -r C:\Windows\Cursors

Note:
1. Where X:\ is the CD-ROM drive-letter.
2. _ is not a space, but an explicit "Underscore"
3. Change the target path if Windows is installed in a different
folder/drive.

Now all the mouse pointer/icons should be restored.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"Katherine" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:21c101c4aea1$acd42b10$a301280a@phx.gbl...
Since installing service pack 2 i have been unable to
access any mouse pointers except the default ones, where
previously i had a whole list. When i try to open the
pointers dialog box in the control panel, i get a string
of notfications saying that various pointer files are
either missing or corrupt - any ideas how to get them
back? Thanks
Anonymous
October 11, 2004 5:40:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

How to restore the missing mouse pointer cursor files?:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/mousepointers.htm

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23N58IxtrEHA.556@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Katherine,

There are 184 *.cur and *.ani files that ship with Windows XP by default,
and are available in compressed format in the Windows XP CD-ROM. To extract
ALL the *.cur and *.ani files, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM in the drive and
type these lines in the Command Prompt:

Expand X:\i386\*.CU_ -r C:\Windows\Cursors
Expand X:\i386\*.AN_ -r C:\Windows\Cursors

Note:
1. Where X:\ is the CD-ROM drive-letter.
2. _ is not a space, but an explicit "Underscore"
3. Change the target path if Windows is installed in a different
folder/drive.

Now all the mouse pointer/icons should be restored.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"Katherine" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:21c101c4aea1$acd42b10$a301280a@phx.gbl...
Since installing service pack 2 i have been unable to
access any mouse pointers except the default ones, where
previously i had a whole list. When i try to open the
pointers dialog box in the control panel, i get a string
of notfications saying that various pointer files are
either missing or corrupt - any ideas how to get them
back? Thanks
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