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Windows 7: Where Gadgets Are Installed

01 Sep 2011   #11
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qwert20cam View Post
helllo guys thanks for this information it was very helpful.

but i was wondering if you guys could help me on what i am trying to do.

i installed gadgets on my windows 7 partition that crashed and i reinstalled windows and i am trying to recorver the same settings or actually the data that i loaded into those apps, i found the apps and copied them from the gadget folder as mentioned above, however only the DEFAULT (or the ones that already come with windows) were restored to its perfect location and everything. but altho the 3rd party apps have been installed and show up on the gadgets panel they are not loaded or running as they were in the partition before, was wondering it there is anyway i can restore them .

thanks for the help
You will need to set them up again after a reinstall.
Jerry


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01 Sep 2011   #12
qwert20cam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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You will need to set them up again after a reinstall.
Jerry[/QUOTE]


there is no way on recovering the data i entered on them?

like i had an notes app and some calendar ones, it must have been saved somewhere, no?

thanks for the reply
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01 Sep 2011   #13
Bongo

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there is no way on recovering the data i entered on them?

like i had an notes app and some calendar ones, it must have been saved somewhere, no?

thanks for the reply
Maybe if you have the old files in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets from before the reinstall. I have reinstalled many times and I have always had to setup them again.
Jerry
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01 Sep 2011   #14
qwert20cam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote:
there is no way on recovering the data i entered on them?

like i had an notes app and some calendar ones, it must have been saved somewhere, no?

thanks for the reply
Maybe if you have the old files in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets from before the reinstall. I have reinstalled many times and I have always had to setup them again.
Jerry

yeah i have them and copied them over to the respective folder in the new install, i still have the old partition intact just isntalled the new one in a new hdd.

but that didnt help either
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01 Sep 2011   #15
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qwert20cam View Post
yeah i have them and copied them over to the respective folder in the new install, i still have the old partition intact just isntalled the new one in a new hdd.

but that didnt help either
I have a pop3 mail checker if I close it on the desktop and then start it from the Gadget Gallery I have to set it up again it's a pain.
Sorry
Jerry
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05 Dec 2011   #16
pavelnoen94

windows 7 enterprise
 
 
Thanks

Cool thx
Now i gonna edit the gadgets...
really want to try to make the wather gadget animated
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06 Dec 2011   #17
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums pavelnoen94. A Guy
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06 Dec 2011   #18
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pawel View Post
In what folder did you install the .gadegts?
I have found the gadgets are stored in: C:\Windows\winsxs
but when I tried to save downloaded .gadgets there I got a message
that I have no Administrator permission to do that.
If you mean files with a .gadget extension, these are basically installers.

They're meant to be doubleclicked, then Windows will add the gadget to your gallery for you and copy the necessary files to the right location automatically. There's no special place to put the .gadget file, you just download it and doubleclick it to run (after that you can delete this file).
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07 Dec 2011   #19
Ergonpandilus

Windows 7
 
 

It's disappointing that M$ decided to drop out support for gadgets and the library no longer exists and I cannot find the gadgets any more.
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27 Mar 2013   #20
mohaman

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
Technically you can just copy over all the .gadget folders to your Win7 Gadgets folder and they should work fine. No need to zip. Just open your Vista gadgets folder and copy them over to a USB drive.

One very easy way to access the gadgets folder in Windows 7 is to type "shell:gadgets" (without the quotes) into the Start Menu search bar and hit ENTER.

thank you very much .... your ans is very useful .... thanks
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