GadgetPack is a small utility with which you can install the original Gadget program files on Windows 8.
When 8GadgetPack is installed you can open and install .gadget files made for Windows Vista or Windows 7. But be careful, gadgets can contain, just like other programs, viruses or trojans.
To access the directory where the gadgets are saved, open an explorer window, click on the top at the address bar and paste the following text: "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets". Each folder there contains a gadget and you can do with them whatever you like. If you screw up, select "Reset all gadgets" in the 8Gadgetpack Tools.
From Helmut Buhler:GadgetPack is a small utility with which you can install the original Gadget program files on Windows 8.
When 8GadgetPack is installed you can open and install .8GadgetPack 12.0.0
is licensed as Freeware
for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. 8GadgetPack is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
8GadgetPack Virus and Malware Tests:
For security reasons, you should also check out the 8GadgetPack virus and malware test
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