This weekend, I took some video (of my son being blatantly facemasked with no penalty, and then gang tackled In flag football with a minor 5 yarder), and I wanted to share that video with some other parents. (Yes that’s the kind of guy I am
Anyway, I just needed to get it out of my camcorder and onto my laptop to edit and email, but I couldn’t find Windows Movie Maker to edit the clip under Start > All Programs > Accessories, where I KNOW it used to be.
I haven’t used WMM it in almost three years, and I don’t know where it went, but now it’s apparently no longer on ANY of the 4 XP pro machines our family owns. WTF?
Well it turns out it’s not really “gone” – just my menu item is – but it took seemingly forever for me to finally find this painfully slow video -
showing me how to get it started.
To get Windows Moviemaker “back” on your PC, Go to to the Start Button > Run – and then type moviemk – Press enter or hit OK, and it will open.
Need to make a shortcut?
(In Windows XP) Right click an empty spot on your Desktop and choose “New > Shortcut”
Then just type (or copy / paste) the path of the execcutable file – in this case, with Windows on your C drive just use this -
C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\moviemk.exe
Name is as you wish, and press finish
And you’ll get your shortcut back!
The last time I remember something like this happening was when “Microsoft Front Page Express” disappeared from Windows 98 after the version B updates.
If this method doesn’t work for you, then perhaps you simply never had it o begin with for some reason, and you can download the XP version here from Microsoft
I wonder why the shortcut to Windows Movie Maker was removed in the first place?