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Windows 7: Sidebar/Gadgets

24 Jan 2009   #1
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Sidebar/Gadgets

Hello,
I have a minor problem that I am unable to solve...I don't really remember how I did it but removed sidebar.exe and the Gadgets option from the context menu on right click and now I want the gadgets back on my desktop...I looked into the registry,msconfig, services...and I don't know how to get it back. I tried to start sidebar.exe from Program Files\Windows Sidebar but nothing happens. I used sfc /scannow and still no luck.
Does anyone has a solution for this?
I have the x86 version of Windows 7.


Thanks,
Hyper


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24 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to your start menu and type cmd and run the application as administrator, once you have command promt open type in the window sfc /scannow and that will hopefully restore your registry and sidebar.exe
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24 Jan 2009   #3
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Already done that. I haven't restarted the PC but as far I see nothing changed.
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24 Jan 2009   #4
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

If you only removed the context menu link, sfc won't bring it back.

Hold on, I'll do some registry checking to see if we can find the default value
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24 Jan 2009   #5
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Have you been doing any resource hacking? editing any dll or mui files?
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24 Jan 2009   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Try creating a new user and tell us if it happens to this new user too
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24 Jan 2009   #7
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I haven't done any dll modifications or mui modifications. I'm creating a new account now.


I have created a new account and same problem. Anyway I found out that sidebar.exe doesn't exist anymore in Program Files\Windows Sidebar, it exists only somewhere in the winsxs folder from the Windows folder. I know I haven't deleted anything from the Program Files folder...how can I restore Sidebar? System Restore is not an option because I don't really know since when the sidebar is gone and I only have the most recent restore point.
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24 Jan 2009   #8
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Can you do a System Restore to see if that will bring it back. ?
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24 Jan 2009   #9
Dyklu

7 beta 1 x64
 
 

I have the same problem. I click on Application whitch need to be run as administrator, i run it as administrator and after sedonds shows " You must run this program with admin rights"
It shows when UAC is turned on or off, on new account too
I have win7 beta1 7000 64bit

Do You known why I can't run it with dmin rights??
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25 Jan 2009   #10
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I already told that a System Restore is out of the question because I only have the most recent one which will not affect sidebar.
Dyklu have you tweked the registry in order to run gadgets with UAC off? The solution is here on the forum.
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