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Windows 7: Restore libraries?

3 Weeks Ago   #11
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

sfc is fine, shall perform a chkdsk.

Thanks.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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Edit,

I've just checked on my (W10) system and it may be that the default save location may have been set to the public folder when this was removed - If you have only one folder in the library you cannot change the location.

You may be able to get around this restriction by adding any existing folder temporarily to the library to allow you to set this folder then re-set to the folder you want and then remove the temp folder from the library

This is what I have in Public...

Thanks.

I think restoring the last backup would be simpler.......


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3 Weeks Ago   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If you have a backup to before the changes that would be a good option

The problem with windows system folders is that the have all sorts a special "additions" to make them work as intended, these include things like hidden/system files in each folder and sometimes special DLL files and of course there are often entries in the registry. These additions are often deleted by the act of deleting the folder itself, but are not re-created if you then recreate the folder.

If you make your restore from backup it should work,assuming all the interconnected links and files are present, however I have known occasions where a problem with system files can only be repaired fully with a complete re-install.

If the worst does happen and you still want to regain the functionality of the Public folders - this may be possible manually it would involve

  • Removing all currents remnants of the Public Folders
  • Creating a new folder structure (not using Public but some other title)
  • setting files/folder permissions to give everyone full access.
  • Adding the new folders to the libraries
  • For full regeneration the new folders should also be added to the Homegroup with everyone access
As you can see it's a good thing that you have your backups
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3 Weeks Ago   #14
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks for all the in-depth explanation.

And true, backups are a savior.

Best regards!


PS: Never realized, how difficult restoring back to 2 locations would be, removing Public is so simple.....
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3 Weeks Ago   #15
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks again Barman58!




Edit:

I have learnt my lesson, now would not remove the Public location, keep both 2 default!
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3 Weeks Ago   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post

PS: Never realized, how difficult restoring back to 2 locations would be, removing Public is so simple.....
Yep, it's a bit like making eggs from an omelette
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3 Weeks Ago   #17
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

So true. What a great sense of humor!
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