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Windows 7: help restoring desktop files

09 Jan 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wwin7user View Post
hi kado

why windows 7 doesnt protect importnat folders as "Public folder" , like xp wouldnt let you remove "all users" folder easly/?!

doesnt windows seven recreate needed folders automaticly?

kado man, for the folders which i meant in the earlier post i meant for the folders in C:\Users\ .......

apart from my user folder which folders should be allso , like "all users" in xp
Good question. I think windows only really protects itself against removing folders it needs to run. If you have trashed your file structure that badly and need to get back to square one you may need to restore from an image taken before you started this or in the worst case to reinstall windows.

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