SP2 and mouse pointers

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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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  1. 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
  2. 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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