Thursday, August 27, 2015

Guide: Windows Movie Maker Missing Shortcut Link - FIX

This guide assumes that Windows Movie Maker (WMM) is already installed on the computer and that the desktop shortcut is missing. If WMM is not already installed, please follow the link to Microsoft's official download of WMM. (The download should automatically add a desktop / start program shortcut).

Windows File Paths for Movie Maker
Windows 10, 8.1, 7
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exe

Windows XP, Vista
C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\moviemk.exe

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Two ways to ADD missing Movie Maker shortcut to desktop
  1. Win Key + R to open RUN dialog box (pop up)
  2. Type in pathway from above, minus executable section
    ex. C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\
  3. Press ENTER. The File Explorer will pop open to the file location typed in step 2. 
  4. Scroll through folder to locate "Movie Maker." Once found select "Movie Maker" (do not double click). 
  5. Right click on "Movie Maker" to see the drop down menu. Hover over Send To > choose Desktop (create shortcut)
  1. Open desktop search > type "movie maker" (or the name of a saved movie maker project)
  2. Open "movie maker" (or the saved project)
  3. In the file menu create a new project.
  4. In the file menu choose save new project as.
    A. Change name to "Movie Maker (new)."
         B. Point the project to the Desktop. 
  5. Click Save.

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