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23 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 64 bit Administrative tools Troubleshoot

Hi all,

wait a minute. The reason I made this post is because all of the methods I tried in the posted Threads/forums did not help me in fixing my Administrative tools.

The problem: I am able to access my Administrative tools in its default location
by right click>All Programs>Open All Users, but not able to open it from the startup
shortcut or through control Panel. A message pops up and says its missing like the one shown here: Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

But it is not missing. Every tool is there. The folder is there. What is wrong? I replaced it with the one I found through the forums here, but that didn't help.

What I did: Install Windows 7>Solid State Drive (E>Create New user onto HHD (F drive. I was missing the startup programs So I Copied the startup program folder from drive (E onto drive (F. And tried to access Administrative tools and says it's missing, but the file is there where the directory suggest it is missing.

Any help is appreciated thanks.

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23 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did a reboot of the computer do anything, it could be a registry error..
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23 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lauj, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check the Shell Folder key registry (regedit) locations below to see if they still have the same path displayed for the Administrative Tools and Common Administratrive Tools DWORD values in the right pane as below.

(substitute Tuffy in the path with your user account name instead)
Windows 7 64 bit Administrative tools Troubleshoot-shell_folder.jpg

(this path should be exact)
Windows 7 64 bit Administrative tools Troubleshoot-hlm.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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09 Sep 2011   #4

windows7 64bit
 
 

sorry to interrupt but I also cannot find my admisistrative tools
my registry is just like you posted
what do I do now
thanks
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09 Sep 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Suegit,

Did you already check to see if this below may help?

Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts
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09 Sep 2011   #6

windows7 64bit
 
 

when I go to control panel and click on administrative I get a message that it is unavailable
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09 Sep 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Suegit,

That doesn't let us know if the tutorial I posted above helped or not.

If you tried it and it didn't help, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated when Administrative Tools did work.
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09 Sep 2011   #8

windows7 64bit
 
 

thanks, I'll do that
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10 Sep 2011   #9

windows7 64bit
 
 

I have the administrative tools back but can't get there thru control panel
it says location unavailable
I did make a shortcut and pinned to start menu
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10 Sep 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Suegit,

That's good news so far. Double check the registry again to make sure the paths are still correct.

Does your Administrative Tools button work in the Start Menu?

Windows 7 64 bit Administrative tools Troubleshoot-start-menu.jpg


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