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Windows 7: help restoring desktop files

07 Jan 2011   #1
Wwin7user

windows 7 home preimum
 
 
help restoring desktop files

hi guys

i am new to whole windows 7

tried to remove program and i removed folders of the program

but mistkly i removed the folder which contains the "Desktp" for all users (aslo removed from the recycle bin)

which contain also data , links , fils etc.....

now iam stuck only with the "private user" files on deskto..

is there any wy restore them/???

its really important to me

thanks


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07 Jan 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried a 'system restore'?
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07 Jan 2011   #3
Wwin7user

windows 7 home preimum
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Have you tried a 'system restore'?

not yet , because i changed alot things which i dont want "system restore"

to restor and as much i remember from win xp it restores only the configration not files isnt?



i think i even deleted the NTUSER.DAT damn
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07 Jan 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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07 Jan 2011   #5
Wwin7user

windows 7 home preimum
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
hi mike it only shows how to restore the folders not what within

example it will let me restore the users folder but wont restore "desktop" icons , links , icons etc
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07 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

If you're looking to restore the contents of a folder after you've deleted it, you might be out of luck.

You could try this though: Restoration download and reviews from SnapFiles
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07 Jan 2011   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

If you have any restore points you should be able to restore files and folders using Shadow Explorer. ShadowExplorer.com - About

I forgot to include this link to a tutorial by whs ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders
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08 Jan 2011   #8
Wwin7user

windows 7 home preimum
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If you have any restore points you should be able to restore files and folders using Shadow Explorer. ShadowExplorer.com - About

I forgot to include this link to a tutorial by whs ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders[2]=Backup%20Restore
thats solved my problem

can anyone describe which folders & sub-folder apart from the "user name" should be in the "users" folder for stable & correct running of WIN7

if i deleted NTDLR, NTUSER should i look in the shdow backup restore them?

thank u so much man
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09 Jan 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The following is a screenshot from shadow explorer of a "virgin" user on my system.
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These are the real folder names. Some of the folders that you see in explorer are "dummy" folders known as junction points "MyDocuments" is an example. Some also are hidden and system files. The above structure actually shows in explorer as.
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with hidden but not system files displayed.

I'm sure that there is a tutorial here somewhere on this but at present I can't find it.

The two that you mention I can't find on my system but if they were on yours and you deleted them they should show in shadow explorer if you have a restore point that is old enough.

I don't know which of the folders is absolutely needed for stable operation. Perhaps someone else here may be able to advise you better.

Thinking about it the two files you mention sound like loader files. They may not be in the shadow copy.

Also it is not a good idea to play around with system files unless you absolutely know what you are doing.

If you user account is corrupted it is probably best to create a new account, copy your data files into that and delete the corrupt account when you are sure everything is working correctly. Don't forget to take image backups before you do anything critical so that you can get back to where you were.


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09 Jan 2011   #10
Wwin7user

windows 7 home preimum
 
 

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
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