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Windows 7: Can Program files be repaired using Win 7 Previous Versions

13 Jan 2015   #1
wgrxx

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Can Program files be repaired using Win 7 Previous Versions

My computer experienced a power glitch leaving some files corrupted. Multiple system restores failed, some of them pointing to an unnamed, damaged Maximizer file. A CHKDSK was run and it fixed what it could but the residual effects left some important features of Maximizer 11 Entrepreneur, a contact manager, inoperable. This could be caused by a damaged executable or a data file used by Maximizer. The program is no longer supported.

I can restore the Maximizer folder in C:\Program Files (x86)\Maximizer\ going back to many dates before my disk problem using Previous Versions but I'm not sure this will lead to a fix. Will the files prior to the disk problem be OK? The files in previous folders have the same "Date modified" according to Explorer. Is there a utility that can check for file differences?

Has anyone tried to repair programs using such a technique. If so, I would appreciate learning from your experience.


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13 Jan 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I was going to suggest trying booting your Windows install disk and running Start Repairs, however, I'm not sure that will help.
Let the far wiser than I techs come aboard this thread and give you much better ideas!
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13 Jan 2015   #3
wgrxx

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the response, Roland.

Windows appears to be working fine. It's the Maximizer application that needs repair.
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13 Jan 2015   #4
wgrxx

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

My Maximizer program works.

My problem was the result of a configuration file, or something, getting corrupted. Resetting the Maximizer windows to the program defaults fixed my issue. Much simpler than I originally thought. I will need to figure out a comprehensive backup /restore strategy for this program.
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