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Windows 7: How to fix a nuked user profile partition? Sans reinstall?

29 Jun 2013   #1
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 
How to fix a nuked user profile partition? Sans reinstall?

Alright, so, long story short:
I was trying to make a RAMdisk. I succeeded wonderfully, but did not pay attention to the drive letter, assigning it to the same partition I maintain my user files on. It formatted everything.

The files aren't so important - though I'm sure I'll figure out in a week I lost something I would rather have.

However, I am encountering some problems now; I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to fully repair a Windows profile without reloading the operating system or creating another user profile.

Are there tools to fix this? As one example of an error I am now encountering, I cannot use any icons from imageres.dll to customize the user folders (which all show as normal folder icons).

Even if you don't have suggestions for a larger solution, fixing that one problem will probably get me back on the ground at least.


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30 Jun 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Have you tried an sfc scan to check for any system file corruption
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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30 Jun 2013   #3
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I have already used SFC /scannow. It has found and fixed corrupted files, but the problem persists.
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30 Jun 2013   #4
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of Drive Manager?

Also, softwares like AOMEI partition assistant have some partition recovery features.

Other programs that recover stuff I recommend is Recuva, that can recover files, but not where the file was in the folder structure.
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30 Jun 2013   #5
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Can you post a screenshot of Drive Manager?

Also, softwares like AOMEI partition assistant have some partition recovery features.

Other programs that recover stuff I recommend is Recuva, that can recover files, but not where the file was in the folder structure.
At this point in time I'm thinking partition restores might do more harm than good, but I'll keep it in mind if nothing else comes up. As for that screenshot, please see attached. C and E are SSD's, while D is my user partition. It only holds one user, myself.


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