Windows 7 - Snipping tool icon missing

December 2016


How to activate the Snipping tool under Windows 7?


Unlike the Windows 7 Starter version, where the Snipping tool feature was completely removed, you can still access it under the other versions of Windows 7, through this simple procedure:
  • Click on Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  • In the left pane ,click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".
  • Check "Tablet PC Components"
  • Validate with the OK button.
  • Restart your PC

To create a desktop shortcut:
  • Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories.
  • Right-click on the "Snipping Tool" entry > Send to > Desktop.

Original document published on

Related :

This document entitled « Windows 7 - Snipping tool icon missing » from CCM ( is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.