This article applies to Windows Vista, Windows XP and possibly earlier versions of Windows.
In Paint, you cannot see the toolbars and are unable to bring them back.
This can be caused by dragging the tool box too far off the screen to the point that it is unable to come back.
To reset the toolbars in Paint:
- Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator.
- Copy all the text in the box below:
reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\General-Summary" /f
- Right click in the Command Prompt window and click Paste.
- Press Enter.
- Close the Command Prompt.