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Windows 7: i deleted explorer.exe

27 Mar 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Littletrex7 View Post
I restored it any still notthing.

How can I restore my original explorer.exe?

This person seems like he is having the same problem as me. It looks like he solved it, How do i "sfu scannow?" I really need to get this computer working, This is not even a month old laptop!
Have a look at

Hope this helps.

Oli

Seven Forums has an excellent tutorial on the sfc command at the link below; please feel free to use it in the future; thank you.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


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27 Mar 2010   #12
Littletrex7

Windows 7
 
 

I can't run anything as Admin, MY WHOLE SCREEN IS BLACK!

MY COMPUTER IS MESSED UP, I NEED SOMETHING A NEW FILE SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!
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27 Mar 2010   #13
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Littletrex7 View Post
I can't run anything as Admin, MY WHOLE SCREEN IS BLACK!

MY COMPUTER IS MESSED UP, I NEED SOMETHING A NEW FILE SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello !!

What happen when you type explorer.exe under new task ?? See whether that works !! Or open the Command prompt (Elevated mode) then type in

cd\
cd Windows
dir

See whether you have explorer.exe.old list there !! iF so revert the command
ren explorer.exe.old explorer.exe and press enter see whether that works !!

Post us back how it goes

Hope this helps,
Captain
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27 Mar 2010   #14
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Just a question to the thread starter? Did you replace it because you wanted a custom start orb?


And this seems like the problem I have with my OS. Once I remove any system file (or rename), it wont let me cut copy paste, rename, or run anything as an admin.
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27 Mar 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think that the best advice for this OP or any other with ideas of improving the system, is to make a back up first. I know that is the first thing that I would do.
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27 Mar 2010   #16
Littletrex7

Windows 7
 
 

Ok i have ran the SFC scannow. I got my desktop back. Could someone Teamview with me? Send me a message if you want.
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27 Mar 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

From your shadows we can probably recover the Explorer.exe with Shadow Explorer. Navigate to C > Windows - it is at the end after winsxs. Right click on it > Export. Then move it back where it belongs.
The problem will be that there are a lot of winsxs entries that have to be also working. So if those are still intact, it may work.
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27 Mar 2010   #18
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

After you get this all fixed, may i suggest getting a quality backup program if you are going to mess with system files. For example... I got Norton Ghost, and it saved me multiple times, even from the problem you have right now.

And if you have a Windows 7 installation DVD, im pretty sure you can extract the explorer.exe from the install.wim, and put it on your windows partition if you have using dism that comes in the Windows 7 PE. Look up a topic on how to use DISM.
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27 Mar 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
After you get this all fixed, may i suggest getting a quality backup program if you are going to mess with system files. For example... I got Norton Ghost, and it saved me multiple times, even from the problem you have right now.

And if you have a Windows 7 installation DVD, im pretty sure you can extract the explorer.exe from the install.wim, and put it on your windows partition if you have using dism that comes in the Windows 7 PE. Look up a topic on how to use DISM.
No need to spend any money on complex programs like Ghost (which I use myself in Vista - LOL). This is a free and easy solution: Imaging with free Macrium
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27 Mar 2010   #20
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
No need to spend any money on complex programs like Ghost (which I use myself in Vista - LOL).
Why are you dissing me if you use it yourself? It is a great program. I like it because i can restore a single file instead of a bunch or my whole system.
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