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Windows 7: Mistakenly deleted Installer folder contents - now what?

24 Jun 2015   #1
Icebergue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Mistakenly deleted Installer folder contents - now what?

Hi guys,

By my mistake I deleted the windows installer folder contents and now I can't uninstall some programs, that turned into a generic icon.

How can I solve this issue?

Thank you


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24 Jun 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Try a System Restore to a point before you deleted the folder.
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24 Jun 2015   #3
Icebergue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't have any restore point before the time I deleted it.
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24 Jun 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

What does it say when you try to delete the programs with generic icons through Add/Remove programs?
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24 Jun 2015   #5
Icebergue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On some of them, it prompts for the location of the *.msi package.
On others like office, the setup fails with an error message "uninstall did not complete sucessfully".
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24 Jun 2015   #6
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try to reinstall those programs then uninstall
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24 Jun 2015   #7
Icebergue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It doesn't allow me to reinstall them, the setup of Office for instance, doesn't work.
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24 Jun 2015   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Any chance the folder is in the recycle bin?
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25 Jun 2015   #9
Icebergue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, the content is lost but now that you told me that, there are programs that can recover deleted files, I will check if I can use one of those, if not, I need to reinstall windows?
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