How do I get my wow launcher back?

86 Worgen Hunter
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I seem to have disbled it and.....I forget a lot
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100 Undead Death Knight
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Go to the folder where WoW is stored on your computer.

For Windows: usually this is C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft

Find the Launcher.exe file in there and make a shortcut of that on your desktop.
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If Aarschott's suggestion doesn't help due to the launcher.exe not being in the WoW folder, you can run the repair.exe, which is also located in the WoW folder. The repair should replace the launcher.exe once it's done, so that you can then create a new shortcut to the launcher.exe.
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85 Orc Hunter
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My problem is that the shortcut nor the launchers for the repair and game are there!
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90 Tauren Warrior
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Ever figure this out? I'm having the same problem.
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90 Human Hunter
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i just downloaded it again from a file called World of Warcraft Setup.....im not sure if there still is but there used to be an option where you could pick to have the launcher show or not
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90 Human Hunter
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SO MUCH SUPPORT IN THESE SUPPORT FORUMS?!

A.k.a

09/15/2012 05:04 AMPosted by Néohearts
My problem is that the shortcut nor the launchers for the repair and game are there!
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100 Gnome Warrior
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My file is GONE.. Its not in the folder. What do I do?
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46 Pandaren Monk
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Cannot find the repair.exe file, and the launcher.exe file is in a Database File Format...any way that we could just get the executable files through an e-mail or something?
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100 Human Paladin
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Having same problems here: no laucher.exe or repair.exe

Please help thanks
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90 Undead Warrior
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Use the following steps:

1. Delete your Battle.net Folder: https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/deleting-the-battlenet-cache-folder-pc
2. Download and run the installer appropriate for your computer: https://us.battle.net/account/download/index.xml
3. Select the same World of Warcraft directory where your data files are contained and install.

The installer will appear and look like it's about to install the game. Then create the missing files and jump to the end once it detects all the data files.

NOTE: In order to access the right file path for Step 1, you may need to turn on the ability to see hidden files and folders, as in Windows 7, the path will be hidden. Just follow these steps and you'll be able to locate what you need:

https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/showing-hidden-files-and-folders-pc
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90 Undead Warlock
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Thanks this did the trick for me!

I wasn't getting the launcher it was taking me right to the login screen then saying that I needed to 'Restart' in order to patch.

After deleting my Battle.Net Folder and downloading the installer and running I got in just fine.

Thanks for the tip!
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100 Night Elf Warrior
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When I delete the Battle.net folder and run the setup as administrator I get this: http://i.imgur.com/OMp16eg.jpg
and this message: "Could not install. Invalid installation options. Please try again."
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90 Tauren Druid
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When I delete the battle.net folder and run the setup in admin mode i get an Error

"ERROR: The shortcut "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\World of Warcraft\Blizzard Technical Support.lnk" could not be created. The file "techSupport.url" could not be found."

What do I do?

Edit -- seems Valistae and I are having the same problem
Edited by Bovinzx on 5/21/2013 4:34 PM PDT
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90 Human Paladin
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I'm having the same problem as Bovinzx and Valistae.
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100 Night Elf Warrior
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Do either of you have WoW entries in your Control Panel's programs? Mine is missing.

My suspicion is that I didn't Run as Administrator when I was installing the client and that's what's leading to these problems.
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90 Human Paladin
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Do either of you have WoW entries in your Control Panel's programs? Mine is missing.

My suspicion is that I didn't Run as Administrator when I was installing the client and that's what's leading to these problems.


I do not, for some strange reason. It was there before I'd uninstalled the game several months back, and now it's missing. Very odd, as I'm Administrator on my machine.
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100 Night Elf Warrior
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I'm also the administrator, but I suspect that unless you use the context menu to Run As . . ., then setup may not feel it's been given full permission.
Edited by Valistae on 5/21/2013 4:49 PM PDT
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90 Tauren Druid
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I don't have one either. but I know I ran it in admin.
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90 Tauren Druid
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This is a PrtScn of my WOW folder.

http://imgur.com/VatkMJd
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