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Windows 7: System crashed , empty folders .

31 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
System crashed , empty folders .

Well,my system crashed about an hour ago . I lost some programs ( reinstalled them ) but the big problem is the start up menu with it's empty folders .
System restore will not work, there's only one restore point and it's made after the crash .
I already fixed the Administrative Tools folder thanks to this tutorial
Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts
but these folders are still empty:
- Accessibility
- System Tools
- Windows PowerShell

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31 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

The simplest fix would be to backup your data then do a recovery to factory installed state and reload your data. Not normally something I would recommend but with the number of folders you show having problems it may be difficult to fix them all and even if you do, have you fixed everything?
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31 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

If you have a Windows 7 DVD (not a restore disk) boot from it and try doing a repair. I'd backup any data you don't want to loose to external media before you go much farther just in case things get worse.
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31 Jul 2010   #4


Run sfc /scannow from elevated CMD.

If this doesn't repair the missing files, run a Repair Install
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