Windows Journal... seems gone in the Anniversary Update (Updated with Link to Journal)

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  1. mathartist

    mathartist Pen Pal - Newbie

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    As in... gone. Can't find the app, can't open up .jnt files.

    If I'm doing something wrong, somebody please point me in the right direction. (but not something like "start using OneNote" please...)
     
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    jnjroach Surface MVP Super Moderator

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    It was removed from the AU... but can be added back by Downloading it from MS:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53003
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    Good catch, jnj; thanks!

    For reference, the old version of Journal was 10.0.10011. This new version of Journal is 10.0.194; so it appears that some minor changes or improvements have been made. Superficially, it looks like the same UI...
     
  4. mathartist

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    Goodness. I was actually about to roll back the AU.

    Some digging around the interwebs seems to indicate patching a security hole in the .jnt file format. Really wish they would give it a UI update.
     
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    I'm actually surprised they're not putting that in the store as a Centennial example. Probably because of the print driver though.
     
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    From that page, a link that is very interesting describing why they've removed it too:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161102
     
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    After updates on my SP2 running Windows 8.1, starting Journal is now giving me a popup message that Journal is going to be removed soon.
     
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    Many many thanks for this. Goodness, I was freaking out.
     
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