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Windows 7: Download Folder in the Favorites shows Explorer.exe error this file is

18 Apr 2015   #1
svr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Download Folder in the Favorites shows Explorer.exe error this file is

Hi everyone,
i am facing a problem opening my downloads folder in the favorites when i click on it shows an error "Explorer.exe This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action...." i've tried several things to work it around but am not good in such things, i have a lot important data in this folder that i want to recover at least so i can even format and re-instal windows if there is no other solution. i've tried Ccleaner for registry fix and it doesn't work i need help please thanks in advance.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


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18 Apr 2015   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

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19 Apr 2015   #3
svr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried this method not working the problem is in this folder only all the other folders are working no problem
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19 Apr 2015   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Does it happen in C:\users\'username'\downloads folder?
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19 Apr 2015   #5
svr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes
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19 Apr 2015   #6
svr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

this one


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19 Apr 2015   #7
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

The items listed in this 'Favorites' bar are Shortcut files that are located in a user account's Links folder (C:\Users\%Username%\Links).

Svr, your 'Downloads' Shortcut file looks bad. Replace it. Or restore it by deleting it then right-clicking the Favorites bar > Restore favorite links.
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19 Apr 2015   #8
svr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Pyporhly i did what u said delete it and then restoring and now it disappeared and not restoring
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20 Apr 2015   #9
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

You can manually create a "Downloads" Shortcut and place it in the C:\Users\%Username%\Links folder.

Do you happen to have a Restore Point that was created before you noticed this issue? I recommend you do a System Restore and jump back to an earlier date.
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21 Apr 2015   #10
svr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

system restore failed several times, and the ugly truth is the folder is deleted with all the data i donwloaded a recovery program and i discovered that the folder was deleted with all the data in it
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