Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Deleted Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

10 Nov 2012   #51
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Forget about any of the corrupted accounts

ok, one more

reg query HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Nov 2012   #52
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    Start_SearchFiles    REG_DWORD    0x2
    ServerAdminUI    REG_DWORD    0x0
    Hidden    REG_DWORD    0x2
    ShowCompColor    REG_DWORD    0x1
    HideFileExt    REG_DWORD    0x1
    DontPrettyPath    REG_DWORD    0x0
    ShowInfoTip    REG_DWORD    0x1
    HideIcons    REG_DWORD    0x0
    MapNetDrvBtn    REG_DWORD    0x0
    WebView    REG_DWORD    0x1
    Filter    REG_DWORD    0x0
    SuperHidden    REG_DWORD    0x0
    SeparateProcess    REG_DWORD    0x0
    AutoCheckSelect    REG_DWORD    0x0
    IconsOnly    REG_DWORD    0x0
    ShowTypeOverlay    REG_DWORD    0x1
    ListviewAlphaSelect    REG_DWORD    0x1
    ListviewShadow    REG_DWORD    0x1
    TaskbarAnimations    REG_DWORD    0x1
    StartMenuInit    REG_DWORD    0x4
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #53
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

after you post the last command I gave you

describe if the problem you originally posted is still an issue - on the newest account, the one where the query commands work. You're probably going to have to live on the newest account. There might be a way to recvoer the 1st account, but there have been too many errors already. Better to start fresh with the new users and rebuild your shortcuts and settings than to spend more time and possibly making more errors.

We'll see, but please see if this account is behaving.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Nov 2012   #54
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

good, the newset account is where you will do everything - leave the the other accounts alone - don't log in , don't delete, don't copy, and don't edit the registry - there are better ways, better tools
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #55
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

:O
The new account works :P
But I have too much stuff on my other account, including registry customizations
Don't want to have to move EVERYTHING, it's over 15GB, and if there's a way to correct the errors, I'd probably take it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #56
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

play around - take the new account for a test drive. report any issues

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #57
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

K, biggest problem on my old account was that explorer settings (taskbar, start menu, notification area, and system settings) didn't work. They work now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #58
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Is there anything I can do you resurrect my corrupted account? Maybe copy all the new user account's registry keys over?
Dunno, just guessing here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #59
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

right - but since you deleted the HKCU on the original account, I doubt there are any registry customizations left

you didn't lose any data - what do you mean 15GB?

Here's the simple truth - anything that you customized, any settings in teh registry that are per user - they're gone.
as shawn said, you might have to create shortcuts for your start menu and you might have to reinstall some things, and you will have to go through your programs as you use them to set the options. Those things were lost becasue of the editing error.

Don't worry about the options - those are easy to set. Same thing for your start menu - anything that's not already there - easy to create a shortcut and put it back. There is no magic, but there is some work.

If you try the new account and find out what you think is missing, someone can help you find it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #60
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Oh, I didn't delete the WHOLE HKCU, only HKCU\Software.
Yeah, but I like my old account. I still have all my wallpapers there, all my settings, and my programs.
:P
Can I try copying the new HKCU\Software\Explorer over to my old account?

And what I mean by DATA is all my files
I store many on my desktop :P
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Deleted Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Accidentally deleted HKEY_Current_User\Software Is that bad?
I've recently did a full scan with my anti virus (smadav) and it found 2 'virus' called HKEY_Current_User\Software\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and HKEY_Current_User\Software\CurrentVersion\Policies\System I've deleted it and upon further research I found out that it's supposed to be kept!...
Software
Accidentally deleted HKEY_Current_User\Software. How to fix?
I've recently did a full scan with my anti virus (smadav) and it found 2 'virus' called HKEY_Current_User\Software\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and HKEY_Current_User\Software\CurrentVersion\Policies\System I've deleted it and upon further research I found out that it's supposed to be kept!...
Hardware & Devices
Bluetooth 'deleted' from Registry
Hey guys, The past few days, I've been fiddling around with my Bluetooth using Resource Hacker to try and find the tray.exe program which runs when I press my Fn+F3 button. The reason for that is explained here: http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/281949-how-change-bluetooth-tray-icon.html...
Hardware & Devices
Deleting a registry key that won't be deleted
Hi - I am ripping my hair out here. http://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/mad.png I recently got a program install package (ThumbsPlus, so reputable.) that will NOT install. Cerious support, BTW, is tragic, but at one point in this ongoing saga they suggested getting the MS Install...
General Discussion
Deleted Registry Keys
Hi, Am on Windows 7, and reinstalled it couple of times before, although it works probably, but games dont work, gives me crashAPP message, and even failed to install it. even play player dont play some files. am wondering is this is due to deleted Reg keys, and how can I restore deleted reg...
Performance & Maintenance
I may have deleted stuff in the registry (Win 7)
Hello: I may have deleted stuff in the registry that I should not have. I tried to delete everything with "Microsoft Office 2000" in it, but may have deleted some other stuff too. I now have some problems, but I am not sure what they are (it's a little here and a little there), so I would like...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App