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Windows 7: Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts


19 Oct 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

How to Restore the Default Windows 7 Administrative Tools


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09 Aug 2012   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Ivsunz. I'm happy to hear that it was able to help.


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03 Mar 2013   #21
lilninja67

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

OMG . . . . You Fricking Rocked it!!! Thanx for the very PREcise; CONcise and most importantly Spot on help tutorial that I can't remember any other such as easy and quick to follow and to a quick gratification of succession to my problem. My Hat is off to you, well in-knowledged Sir !! Hats Off! I Bow to your worthiness !
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03 Mar 2013   #22
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome lilninja, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it could help.
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25 May 2013   #23
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you.
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25 May 2013   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Frodi.
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20 Oct 2013   #25
GerryR

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Restoring Administartive Tools

Please ignore all of the following quotation marks.

Following the tutorial I ended up with a list of shortcuts in a folder called "Administrative Tools" So, so good. I right clicked on the first one and selected Properties.


In the window I saw %windir%\system32\secpol.msc /s

When I clicked on the General tab I got the following error message:

The title was "Problem with Shortcut"

The error message was:

"The name '%windir%\system32\secpol.msc' specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path name and file name are correct."

...................................................................................OK

Needless to say it was no effort to try that a few more times from scratch, but I continued to get that error message. I can live with Administrative Tools on the desktop but I'd rather not. Have you any ideas about where I can go from here?

Thanks,

GerryR
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20 Oct 2013   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gerry,

No worries. Your Windows 7 Home Premium edition does not have "Local Security Policy" (secpol.msc) included in it. This is why you got that error since that file could not be found at the location specified by the target path.

I just included all of them in the download for people to pick and choose which ones they wanted to restore. You should be able to restore the ones that you do not get this error with though.
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21 Oct 2013   #27
GerryR

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Administrative Tools

Brink,

Thanks a lot. I just dragged and dropped them onto "All Programs" - the icon was also missing. Between that and GodMode I'm fine. Since you have never, to my knowledge, posted anything about GodMode, I won't either. There's a lot of ways to destroy your O in there.

GerryR
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21 Oct 2013   #28
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sure I have. I've just always used the official "Control Panel All Tasks" name for it instead.

Control Panel All Tasks List Shortcut

Control Panel - Add or Remove "All Tasks" (God Mode)
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26 Jun 2014   #29
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Shawn,
I get this message (snip) when I try to unblock Print Management and Security Management Configuration, what can I do? Thanks.
Never mind Shawn, I have failed to read GerryR's post , all sorted.


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