How to Restore the Default Windows 7 Administrative Tools
Administrative Tools is a folder in Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users. The tools in the folder might vary depending on which edition of Windows 7 you are using. This will show you how to restore the default Administrative Tools and it's shortcuts in Windows 7.
Administrative Tools is located at the hidden system folder below.
If the Admnistrative Tools folder is missing from this location, then you will see this Location is not available error below when you try to open Administrative Tools from any location.
Some common Administrative Tools in this folder include:
Configure and administer Component Object Model (COM) components. Component Services is designed for use by developers and administrators.
Manage local or remote computers by using a single, consolidated desktop tool. Using Computer Management, you can perform many tasks, such as monitoring system events, configuring hard disks, and managing system performance.
Data Sources (ODBC)
Use Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to move data from one type of database (a data source) to another. For more information, see What is ODBC?
View information about significant events, such as a program starting or stopping, or a security error, which are recorded in event logs.
Configure advanced connections between storage devices on a network. For more information, see What is Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)?
1. Click on the Download button below to download and save the file below to you desktop. NOTE:This is the same in both the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
2. Open the downloaded ZIP file and extract the Administrative Tools folder to your desktop.
3. Open the extracted Administrative Tools folder, right click on the first shortcut, click on Properties, select the General tab, click on Unblock, then click on OK. (see screenshot below) NOTE:If there is not a Unblock button, then the shortcut has already been unblocked.
A) Repeat this step for each shortcut in the extracted Administrative Tools folder until you have unblocked all of the shortcuts in the folder.
4. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the hidden system folder below. (see screenshot below) NOTE:You can also open the Start Menu and right click on All Programs,click on Open All Users, and open the Programs folder to get to this location below as well.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit CPU Intel E5400 Motherboard Asus CM5571 Memory 6GB Graphics Card Intel G45 Express Onboard Sound Card Realtech Onboard Monitor(s) Displays Asus VE205
Case Asus CM5571 Hard Drives Seagate ST3750528 700GB