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Windows 7: Restore Public Documents folder

06 Mar 2010   #1
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Restore Public Documents folder

I deleted the \users\public\"Public Documents" folder.

How do I restore this folder?

Simply creating a folder with that name does not create a folder with the correct characteristics.


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06 Mar 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Will a system restore to a point before you did the deed do it?

System Restore
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06 Mar 2010   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Karl,

If the system restore does not help, the REG file I made below for you should restore your Public Documents folder. You can delete the one that you manually created, merge the REG file, then restart the computer (maybe a couple of times) for it to return.

Public Folders - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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File Type: reg Restore_Public_Documents.reg (838 Bytes, 404 views)
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06 Mar 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,
Many thanks. I'd already deleted the folder attempt when I noticed that the "Properties" were not the same as for the other Public folders.
Karl
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06 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You may be able to retrieve it form a restore point with Shadow Explorer. Navigate to it, then right click on the folder and Export back into your system.
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06 Mar 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,
REG file worked like a champ! Didn't even need any restarts or anything more than to just "Merge" the .reg file.
Thanks, karl
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06 Mar 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

That's great news Karl. This shall be added to the "to do" tutorial list.
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02 May 2014   #8
qldapp

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Karl,

If the system restore does not help, the REG file I made below for you should restore your Public Documents folder. You can delete the one that you manually created, merge the REG file, then restart the computer (maybe a couple of times) for it to return.

Public Folders - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you! helped me overcome the "An error occurred during the installation... IS031-CreateFaxRxDataFolder - x" during the installation of Brother Printer drivers
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02 May 2014   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello qldapp, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it was able to help you as well.
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