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Windows 7: Deleted both my music folders

26 May 2013   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
No Recycle is set to delete. Brink, option 2 I tried restore my music.reg to no avail. Also incude library restore, only restores public music, which I do not use.

Henry
Did you do all of OPTION TWO? It will not work unless you do all of the steps in it.


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26 May 2013   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am getting confused! Have you lost all your actual Music files? Why is your Recycle Bin set to delete?
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26 May 2013   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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26 May 2013   #14
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ok everybody, sorry I was gone so long. I don't know how exactly how I deleted "my music" folder, but I do know this, I was dual booting windows 7 with linux. Specifically I was testing fedora 19 beta rc4. Apparently while copying windows files over to fedora, Documents, that is, I saw what looked like shortcuts to all my other libraries in the documents folder in fedora. Well being a neat freak and suffering from ocd I panicked and deleted the "my music shortcut". Then I went and rebooted windows to make sure I was ok, but I was not. I guess this is why there is nothing in recycle bin, which was is linked to cc cleaner and cleaned every reboot anyway. Anyway I am not to worried about it I keep all my documents, music, pictures and video files on flash drives, nothing is copied to the hdd. I merely pop in usb and do whatever, save and remove drive. As for recovering my music folder I simply used my windows 8 upgrade flash drive and installed windows 8. Thanks for all your responses, you were are all very helpful. The one thing I did learn is how despite windows 7 being very stable for everyday use, a simple delete caused a firestorm, Yes I know, I do have a backup policy...If it breaks fresh install, or upgrade to windows 8.

Henry
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26 May 2013   #15
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Oh, the reason for upgrading to windows 8 is simple. All I have is windows 7 recovery media, didn't feel like going back to factory restore and doing years of updates.

Henry
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26 May 2013   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Installing 7 and all the updates takes less then an hour.
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26 May 2013   #17
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The three recovery dvd's alone take 3-4 hours to get it up and running, at least with my hp system, and that's with a broadband connection.

Henry
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26 May 2013   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Glad you figured out a "painless as possible" remedy,
Cheers.
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27 May 2013   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hewjr100
If as you say
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I keep all my documents, music, pictures and video files on flash drives, nothing is copied to the hdd.
and we know that you cannot create a Location in Windows 7 Libraries to a USB Memory Stick, Memory Card, CD or DVD then it begs the question of what location points you had in the Music Library folder in the first place?
Also when you say
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The three recovery dvd's alone take 3-4 hours to get it up and running, at least with my hp system
Why would you want to re install all the HP bloatware rubbish that does nothing more than interfere with the smooth running pf Windows 7 when a little bit of research on this Forum would reveal the numerous times the "Clean Install of Windows 7" is recommended. Look here:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Do that and when your system is running to perfection use Macrium Reflect to create an image backup and a bootable CD then in the future when you need to re install Win7 just use the backup and you will be back to a perfect system in 20 minutes.
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27 May 2013   #20
dperecky

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Español, SUA, Bitlocker
 
 

I believe this to be an oversight on MS's part. IMO, it should not be allowed, or very much frowned upon (read: make them read only)... any folders that are provided by the OS manufacturer for the user, which would definitely include any type of document type folders. Many users and programs count on the standard:
Documents | Pictures
Documents | Videos
Documents | Music
structure to be there. It's kinda ludicrous that they are deletable, or movable.

I once moved my Music folder into a different document folder, by the slip of the mouse. I was appalled that - that could happen. Not that I use them that much, I just thought that those folders were 'given', and standard as part of the OS.
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