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Windows 7: System Repair will delete personal stuff?

17 Dec 2010   #1
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
System Repair will delete personal stuff?

I want to run a System Repair.
Will this affect only my Windows folder or will this delete my personal stuff?


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17 Dec 2010   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

What "system repair" are you referring to? If you are talking about System Restore, it will not delete any user data or e-mails.
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17 Dec 2010   #3
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

never mind I figured it out....
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17 Dec 2010   #4
cbeck

Windows 7 Home Premiuum
 
 

Whattaya mean "never mind"! Aren't you gonna tell us what you figured out?
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17 Dec 2010   #5
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Actually, so that others can learn, when they read this thread, could you please tell us what sort of recovery you did, and whether it deleted your stuff or not. Thanks so much!

Richard
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17 Dec 2010   #6
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Must have been what I posted.
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18 Dec 2010   #7
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Must have been what I posted.
Yep. Unless a disaster occurred! Hopefully not.
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09 May 2012   #8
Zorzi

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Actually - I did System Repair from installation DVD it did this:

- it deleted profiles of existing users, and data in Documents, Settings, Desktop,... all lost

- programs were left ok, unless they did have some data connected to specific user profile

!! be carefull !! - you'll lose personal certificates in IE (be it for bank, accessing some sites,...) - since they are connected to user profile.

Oh! yeah: the graphic drivers were also gone.... - sound, mb, ok. (??)

I made a export of certificates and put it on a flash drive, but it's lost (so...) - argh!!!
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09 May 2012   #9
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zorzi View Post
Actually - I did System Repair from installation DVD it did this:

- it deleted profiles of existing users, and data in Documents, Settings, Desktop,... all lost

- programs were left ok, unless they did have some data connected to specific user profile

!! be carefull !! - you'll lose personal certificates in IE (be it for bank, accessing some sites,...) - since they are connected to user profile.

Oh! yeah: the graphic drivers were also gone.... - sound, mb, ok. (??)

I made a export of certificates and put it on a flash drive, but it's lost (so...) - argh!!!
Although this thread is almost 1 1/2 years old, it sounds like your "System Repair" was a Repair Install. If it was, some of the things that will be reset to default or affected include Sounds, Services, Visual Effects, Drivers, Custom Themes, Gadgets, and Windows Updates.

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09 May 2012   #10
Zorzi

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for reply - I'll check it out...

I honestly am not sure - maybe I did Repair Install, but after all trouble (you know: 1 day of rebooting,.... ) - I went this route and it explicitly said somewhere: it will repair corruped win files (they were listed, if I remember correctly) and will not touch user settings... so: I went for it
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