How to The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now

When attempting to launch the Snipping Tool in Windows you get the following error:

"The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now. Restart your computer, and then try again. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator."

5 Steps total

Step 1: When Launching Snipping Tool you get the following error

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"The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now. Restart your computer, and then try again. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator."

To resolve this issue, do the following.

Step 2: Click Start

Click the Start Menu icon

Step 3: Type the following in the command line

sfc /scannow

Step 4: Verify the tool is fixed

In the command line type the following:

snippingtool.exe

Hit [ENTER]

Step 5: Verify shortcut

If the tool launched in step three, you will then want to verify that the shortcut is also working.

Go to the Snipping Tool Icon

Start>All Programs>Accessories>Snipping Tool

and launch the application.

 

or install new Sniping Tools

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