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Windows 7: No Drivers To Backup on, All Shortcuts Do Not Work


12 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
No Drivers To Backup on, All Shortcuts Do Not Work

Hi all, I recently realized that my computer was not backing itself up when I accidentally changed all shortcuts on my computer to open with Adobe reader, shortly after I changed this for them to open with java, I then read a couple articles and decided to uninstall java and see if it would restore things to normal, this did not work at all leaving me with all my shortcuts now unusable.
Unfortunately I cannot simply restore my computer using a backup as I initially stated backups have not been set up, I then tried to set this up to prevent further things like this happening however upon the display window it displayed no usable drivers and had a message stating
"Windows backup could not find any driver to back up on."

So I have two things I need help with:

A: How do I get my shortcuts to work again.
B: How if possible, can I set up my backup.

I would also like to try and avoid having to do a factory reset at all costs as these are fairly annoying and time consuming.

Thank you.


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12 Jun 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ComputerNoob,

You could download and merge the .reg file for the listed lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Afterwards, see if you are able to setup a Windows Backup schedule.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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12 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks heaps, my shorcuts now work, however there icons are all still blank even when I make a new shortcut, is there a way to fix this aswell ?
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12 Jun 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Good news so far.

Rebuilding the icon cache may help if it's just corruption.

If not, then you can use the tutorial below to restore the shortcut arrow overlay on the icon to hopefully fix this.
Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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12 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well actually when I restarted my computer this morning they were all back to normal so thanks heaps man !
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12 Jun 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news. Glad I could help.
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