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21 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Lost screen gadgets in Windows 7

Please help.

After uninstalling Windows explorer 9 I have lost my screen gadgets, I have tried all the solutions on the internet but to no avail.

Any thoughts.
regards
northerner

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21 Oct 2012   #2

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northerner View Post
Please help.

After uninstalling Windows explorer 9 I have lost my screen gadgets, I have tried all the solutions on the internet but to no avail.

Any thoughts.
regards
northerner
Have you tried this?
Desktop Gadgets - Hide or Show
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21 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Tried that, the gadgets have seemed to vanish from my system.
Regards
Northerner
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21 Oct 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look here: ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar ) whether the sidebar folders are still there.
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21 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

The windows sidebar folder appear to be still there, but nothing will open.
Regards
Northerner
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22 Oct 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See what happens when you go into the Windows Sidebar folder (in program files x86) and open the sidebar .exe.
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22 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Microsoft (and some other security sites) have advised users to stop using gadgets due to security risks. Microsoft has done away with gadgets in Win 8 and not really supporting them on their web site any more.
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27 Oct 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Your gadgets should be located at

C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Start> In search box type shell:gadgets> Enter

Do you see your gadget folders there?

A Guy
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14 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I lost all of mine as well. Things were working smoothly until I had to make a move because my 30 day trial of the Sys.
Security Suite that came preinstalled on my new puter was about to expire. So, I did some house work. I ran Revo
uninstaller,then CCleaner and then ASC. Being without the security suite, I made sure that my Windows firewall and
Windows Defender were enabled, then downloaded and installed Microsoft Security Essentials(BTW, I still had ThreatFire
running). Everything went down hill from there. For two days I searched for a solution, tried all I read on the forums.
ever the batch files for the registry keys. Nothing worked. I gave up and did a system restore, back to the one that
Revo created. Then installed AVG. Back to normal.
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23 Nov 2012   #10

1ºpc:Windows7x64 bit,Notebook:(7)x32 bit, 2ºWindows XP x32bit-3ºWindows Vista x32bit and 4ºpc: Linux
 
 

Start -> search for " Features" ->select "Turn Windows Features On or OFF" now go to Gadgets and turn it on (probably will be unselected) if its selected, double click on it. to active again, and restart windows.
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