helllo guys thanks for this information it was very helpful.
but i was wondering if you guys could help me on what i am trying to do.
i installed gadgets on my windows 7 partition that crashed and i reinstalled windows and i am trying to recorver the same settings or actually the data that i loaded into those apps, i found the apps and copied them from the gadget folder as mentioned above, however only the DEFAULT (or the ones that already come with windows) were restored to its perfect location and everything. but altho the 3rd party apps have been installed and show up on the gadgets panel they are not loaded or running as they were in the partition before, was wondering it there is anyway i can restore them .
thanks for the help