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Windows 7: Regedit backup please

14 Mar 2010   #1
Skylinefranc

Vista 32 bit ultimate
 
 
Regedit backup please

So I changed the default file path for installing files on my regedit and now I cant even open most of my programs, it gives me a "Windows can not find (path) please make sure you typed it correctly, then try again later" even when I go directly to the path and run the application there, can someone please give me a backup of the regedit file path that has the default file paths, I'm using windows 7 professional.

Should be under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

then the one that says “ProgramFilesDir”

Please help, most of my programs wont even start, I cant even open regedit to do this myself.


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14 Mar 2010   #2
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

It's just C:\Program Files And for ProgramFilesDir (x86) it's C:\Program Files (x86)

I'm curious as to why you thought a registry edit such as the above would change the default path for installation?
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14 Mar 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Skylinefranc.



You're best, first option would be to do a system restore to restore the reg for you, be sure to select a a date before you made the changes; have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to keep us informed.

System Restore
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14 Mar 2010   #4
Skylinefranc

Vista 32 bit ultimate
 
 

Well if that didnt do it, then is there any reason why whenever I try to most files in my C Drive I get the above error? this morning I also noticed a new folder in a seperate drive called Virtual Store, would that have anything to do with it?
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14 Mar 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Skylinefranc,

Try doing a system restore at boot instead using a restore point dated before you made these registry changes to see if that may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Mar 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Skylinefranc,

Try doing a system restore at boot instead using a restore point dated before you made these registry changes to see if that may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


Hello Brink.

You mean to do one from Safe Mode instead?
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14 Mar 2010   #7
Skylinefranc

Vista 32 bit ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the info guys, whipped out my install disk and restored to about a month ago, everything seems to be working fine, really appreciate the help.
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14 Mar 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Skylinefranc.



We're glad you found a solution that worked for you; thanks for the update.
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14 Mar 2010   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Skylinefranc,

Try doing a system restore at boot instead using a restore point dated before you made these registry changes to see if that may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


Hello Brink.

You mean to do one from Safe Mode instead?
It would be METHOD TWO in the system restore link instead to do it through "System Recovery Options".



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skylinefranc View Post
Thanks for the info guys, whipped out my install disk and restored to about a month ago, everything seems to be working fine, really appreciate the help.
You're welcome from both of us. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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14 Mar 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Skylinefranc,

Try doing a system restore at boot instead using a restore point dated before you made these registry changes to see if that may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


Hello Brink.

You mean to do one from Safe Mode instead?
It would be METHOD TWO in the system restore link instead.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skylinefranc View Post
Thanks for the info guys, whipped out my install disk and restored to about a month ago, everything seems to be working fine, really appreciate the help.

Thanks Shawn!
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