What is mspaint.exe?
Microsoft Windows Paint that should be located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Is mspaint.exe safe?
How do I prevent mspaint.exe from loading?
The mspaint.exe process is part of Microsoft Windows and should not be deleted or prevented from loading each time Windows loads. Doing so could cause errors or Windows to stop working.
Questions related to mspaint.exe
If you've recently been getting errors with mspaint.exe it's recommend you unisntall or re-install any programs recently that may have generated this error. If this does not resolve your issue or you have not installed any program recently try recovering Windows back to a earlier copy.
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Where can I download mspaint.exe?
Because the mspaint.exe file is a Windows Operating System file it is not recommend you download this file from any website. If this file is missing, it is likely other Windows related files are also missing, we suggest re-installing Windows to make sure your issue is correctly resolved.
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