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Windows 7: Deleted Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

10 Nov 2012   #61
Slartybart

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

no. the old account HKCU is gone! don't mess up the new account or worse, your machine by screwing around in the registry.

There is nothing that can't be recreated on the new account. Try it and see what you think you need.

and I'm out.


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10 Nov 2012   #62
Slartybart

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

Did you ever try what logicearth recommended?
or just dismiss it because you didn't understand and then proceed down your own path (incorrect by the way)

essentially logicearth said "delete the profile of the original user" not "delete the original user"
read the post and follow the directions, don't 2nd guess

If that doesn't work, you'll have to set the new account to your liking MANUALLY. change your wallpaper, add shortcuts to your start menu that aren't in the "all users" account, etc
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10 Nov 2012   #63
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Sorry, didn't understand.
But I'm already making the new account, and nearly done customizations and data copying.
Corrupted account is already deleted and out the door.
Thanks for everybody's help, I'll mark as solved when I finish with no problems.
Thanks!
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10 Nov 2012   #64
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ok, everything's good
Thanks for all the help
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10 Nov 2012   #65
Slartybart

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

Glad you got it sorted out, remember to backup your registry BEFORE making any changes to it. You can also create a restore point manually for extra protection. And having just had this experience, you might consider backing up your data on a periodic basis.

Bill
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10 Nov 2012   #66
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Hey,
Everything works now, except for one MAJOR thing.
I cannot create folders.
They create, but they create as files. I've followed this Microsoft Support answer, but it doesn't work.

The folders create as files with a completely blank icon label, and I am prompted to name the "folder" like normal.

Thanks!
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10 Nov 2012   #67
Slartybart

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

There are three steps in the link you referenced. Did you do all three?
After all the trouble you had with editing the registry, you decided to dive back in, huh

Did you back up the registry first? Did you create a restore point?

See if this tutorial helps - download the folder reg and dbl clcik to import it
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10 Nov 2012   #68
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'd say, back up al of your personal data and product keys and do a Clean Install Windows 7
Then stay out of the registry.
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10 Nov 2012   #69
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes, done all of em
Oh, the registry trouble was cause I deleted a wrong folder, my bad :P
It works
Thanks!
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10 Nov 2012   #70
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

LOL
I'm NEVER gonna be able to stay outta that registry
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