Missing Freecell, Solitaire and other games in Windows 7- What to do?


FreeCell and Solitaire games are a part of games that come installed along with Windows 7 operating system. But if your games folder is empty without any games listed in them, what to do? This article explains how to see the missing games in the Games folder in Windows 7 computer.

Free Cell and other games are missing in my Windows 7 Computer - What to do?


Have you installed Windows 7 operating system. But you have found that the games like solitaire and freecell etc. are not found in Program Files/Games. Where did these games go? FreeCell and Solitaire games are a part of games that come installed along with Windows 7 operating system. But if your games folder is empty without any games listed in them, what to do?

There is a way to enable the games in Windows 7. Please follow the steps given below to turn on the games in Windows 7.


  • Now click on 'Programs' in Control Panel

  • Now select 'Windows features on or off' under the heading 'Programs and Features'. See a screen shot below.
  • Screen shot of turning on and off windows features in Windows 7

  • You will see a Windows Features dioalog box. Now you have to check the checkbox labelled 'Games' and click on 'OK' button. See the screen shot given below.
  • Screen shot of Windows Features dialog box in Windows 7

  • That is all, now you will be able to see the games listed when you go to Start -> Games.



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    Comments

    Guest Author: Graham27 May 2014

    Most of the standard Windows Games are present but Freecell is not. Freecell is the one I want to recover. There is a Freecell icon in the list of games, but it has a red NoGo sign attached. Clicking on this icon produces no result.

    Guest Author: F. Ross11 Jul 2015

    Turning the Windows features on or off is NOT working for me. Free Cell is checked in the features list but is not in my Games folder in the Start menu at all. I'll keep searching until something works.



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