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Windows 7: How to re-create the special object in User Profile of Windows 7???

23 Mar 2013   #11
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If able, the quickest way to undo this would be to do a system restore using a restore point dated before it happened.
yep. surely. it's z easiest way #1.

it's not available. pls refer 2 my post #2 above:

unfortunately i didn't have any Windows 7 restore point 2 return 2 at z moment of getting into this issue.

2nd known option is to re-create z whole User profile. and this is not a problem but headache...

any other ideas/options?


thanx a lot!


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23 Mar 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Other than creating a new user profile to use instead, I'm afraid not.
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23 Mar 2013   #13
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Other than creating a new user profile to use instead, I'm afraid not.
oops...

well, well, well.... if z pro like u is saying 'sorry i don't know' then this small issue is like triple interesting...

also frankly speaking i hate 2 repair User Profiles

there must be some simple way

and there is an obvious idea:

as u might remember i've created that almost equal substitute 4 my genuine Recent object by use of DOS mklink /j, and since i got almost wanted result then i EITHER used an undue DOS command OR pointed this junction to z wrong source object.

agree?


so do u happen 2 know:

1) other DOS commands of z similar purpose/function as mklink but a bit dfferent or with other options maybe?

and/or

2) is there any way 2 point this junction directly 2 z shortcut 'Recent Items' in Win7 main menu? or any other object beyond
C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

Note: actually i've already tried 2 point this junction 2 both:
C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent and
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent - with same result
naturally i understand that it's z same thing but i'm considering all tricks because z solution might be somewhere around here


THANX!
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24 Mar 2013   #14
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

MAJOR UPDATE: WOW, BINGO! THE ISSUE IS SOLVED!

a lucky combination of z blue Note box of ur manual and z mentioned DOS command (OR maybe just z blue Note box of ur manual) has settled z issue!

FINAL TECHNIQUE:

A) z initial issue was described in very details in my earlier post #9 items 2) & 3).
and in short everything was fine with z recent items function of win7, including z registry, except z one special Windows shell object aka another instance of z same Windows 7 recent items function with z default location C:\Users\(UserName) also named Recent that was damaged and deleted.

B) howto:

1. re-create this object in User Profile as Recent (or Recent Items - up 2 u!) by use of DOS command mklink /j as below:

C:\Users\(UserName)>mklink /j Recent
C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
Junction created for Recent <<===>>
C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
C:\Users\username>

2. change a simple yellow folder icon of this newly created folder object manually 2 z default appropriate icon thru z Properties of this folder object.
u can refer 2 z proper icon of z main Win7 recent folder here:
C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
either it named Recent or Recent Items. z icon must be same and not just yellow.

3. now pls follow z magic blue Note box at z top of here:
Recent Items - Turn On or Off
that is:
* make a Win7 restore point for safety;
* delete z aforesaid main Win7 recent folder manually;
* execute shell:recent in the white line (Start Search) area of the Start Menu

Note: this came out with an error popup message. it's naturally ok while z target isn't exist anymore;

* restart Win7

Note: at z first moment after OS restart there is no any surprise. just neither main Recent folder nor z Recent Items shortcut in main Win7 menu exist anymore. and z created by u in items 1 & 2 above Recent object lost its proper icon and become yellow again.

* goto z Taskbar > Properties > Start Menu sub-window and uncheck z bottom option in Privacy > Apply > check same option back 2 enable this function > Apply > OK.
* goto z Taskbar > Properties > Start Menu sub-window > Customize > Recent Items and uncheck this option > Apply > check same option back 2 enable this function > Apply > OK.

DONE. now u got back z default Win7 configuration of this function again as follows:

A. z main recent folder object of Win7 with a proper icon here
C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items
is OK but now named Recent items;

B. z Recent Items shortcut in main Win7 menu got back exactly as it was before this issue;

C. z special Windows shell object aka another instance of z same Windows 7 recent items function with z default location C:\Users\(UserName) named Recent in my case is also back 2 its known defaut status.

z outlook of Properties window of all these 3 folder + shortcut + object become same normal i.e. with just General sub-window as below:

folder A pic:

How to re-create the special object in User Profile of Windows 7???-3.repaired_now-recentitems_folder_capture.png


object C pic:

How to re-create the special object in User Profile of Windows 7???-4.repaired_recent_shellobject_capture.png


shortcut B is naturally same as A as far it hasn't its own properties and tied directly & solely 2 C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items


well and there r no those annoying win7 service folders listed in A & C instances of Win7 recent items function. only z recently used by user files & folders.

although it should be mentioned that some of those Windows service folders 'AutomaticDestinations' & 'CustomDestinations' r visible 2 yet appearing but then quickly disappering in a chaotic way. so this is acceptable.


THANX A LOT!

my very best!

p.s. in my case all hidded & system files & folders r switched 2 b shown by default.

p.p.s. b careful 2 use Notron Utilities 15 & 16 but only in part of its Privacy cleaner. or at least make Win7 restore point before cleaning.


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24 Mar 2013   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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