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Windows 7: Deleted Public Folder And Now I Can't Install Anything

12 Sep 2012   #1
Chadiwwer1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Deleted Public Folder And Now I Can't Install Anything

Hi, a few months ago, i deleted my public folder in my C/Users/ and now i can't install anything like Microsoft Office or Itunes , and i can't update Java or Adobe Flash Player and many more! I tried going to a restore point but none were early enough. I have a 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium Acer Aspire. I would really appreciate if someone gave me a hand Thanks!



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12 Sep 2012   #2
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Reinstall the OS or do a Repair install. Then do NOT delete the Public folder in the User folder. That is placed there by Windows for a purpose.
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12 Sep 2012   #3
Chadiwwer1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Is that the same thing as system restore?
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12 Sep 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Chadiwwer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you only right clicked on and deleted the Public folder, then you might see if you may be able to just create a new C:\Users\Public folder, then restart the computer to see if the other subfolders in Public are restored after restarting the computer.

If not, then try the tutorial below to restore the others.

Public Folders - Restore
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12 Sep 2012   #5
Chadiwwer1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Brink but i already tried that 3 times and it didn't work
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12 Sep 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Well, I guess it's time for a repair install as Ed posted above then. Be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first just to be on the safe side.
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13 Sep 2012   #7
Chadiwwer1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, i was at school, what's a repair install and where can i get it? Plus how much does it cost?
Thanks
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13 Sep 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

No problem. You can click on the link in my post above for how to do a repair install.
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13 Sep 2012   #9
Chadiwwer1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm confused Brink, which one do i download?
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13 Sep 2012   #10
edwar

7 x64
 
 

You need to download the same version that is installed on your computer. Home or Pro or Ultimate. Look for the COA for the version that is installed.
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