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Windows 7: "My computer" no longer exists

31 May 2009   #1
AlbinoAsian

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 
"My computer" no longer exists

I recently installed a problem called EnhanceMySe7en and tried a few tweaks however things didn't really turn out as I had planned.

I made a system restore point before I made the changes, but then when I tried to restore it back, it says there were no points available ... Thats wierd coz I've made 3 restore points over the last 3 days as I've been changing stuff.

Anyways I would love it if anyone knows a possible fix for the problems I've encounterd.

1) The "my computer" link has dissapeared from the start menu (no option to re-add in the startmenu properties)
2) When I open "my computer" shorcut from rocketdock I get no drives showing up
3) Option to add my computer icon to desktop greyed out
4) "My computer" is no longer in the left pane of explorer (libraries and network etc are still there). It means I can't browse to my files. I can only if it lets me type in an address like C:\windows etc... but in some browse dialogs I'm locked out completely
5) Another unrelated issue in my shutdown menu. I have logoff, sleep, hibernate, restart options in my shutdown menu, but no shutdown

I suspect with the My Computer issue that its deleted some registry keys pointing to it... please let me know if you have any ideas how to fix it. Thanks


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31 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

I've not located any registry key for the 'Computer' shortcut. Does the software you used have an option to restore a previous tweak?

It's the only option I can think of.
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31 May 2009   #3
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

It sounds like you found the setting to hide all drives, i don't have the program to look but if you can't find it use this tutorial.Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums
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31 May 2009   #4
AlbinoAsian

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I've not located any registry key for the 'Computer' shortcut. Does the software you used have an option to restore a previous tweak?

It's the only option I can think of.
yeh ... as far as I saw it only gave the option to use windows restore point, and for some reason there was no restore point even though I made 3. Thanks for you suggestion though.

Its not just the shortcut thats gone, but it seems the whole of My computer =/ so maby its multiple registry entries I'm not sure.
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31 May 2009   #5
AlbinoAsian

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
It sounds like you found the setting to hide all drives, i don't have the program to look but if you can't find it use this tutorial.Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums
Thanks mate I'll give it a go and report back
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31 May 2009   #6
AlbinoAsian

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
It sounds like you found the setting to hide all drives, i don't have the program to look but if you can't find it use this tutorial.Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums
ok no joy there... sorry to report
I tried enabling and then disabling hide all drives option in the program
and then use the group policy options, but still the same scenario.
It must be something deeper or more sinister than simply hiding the drives, and the "my computer" doesn't exist any more in whatever form
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31 May 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

I think your only option (other than a re-install) may be a Repair Install

Hope this helps
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31 May 2009   #8
AlbinoAsian

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I think your only option (other than a re-install) may be a Repair Install

Hope this helps

ok thanks mate... I might reinstall with the new build... only one thing is stopping me. I would "have to" have a patched uxtheme.dll for that build as I'm working on making custom visual styles for win 7 at the moment.
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31 May 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

I hope it goes well. Sorry, i don't know about a patched uxtheme.dll file.

I noticed you new thread Customization - Windows 7 Forums

maybe once you get some nice visual themes you might want to post a few Here
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31 May 2009   #10
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Hey, DO NOT install the software 'EnhanceMySe7en' again. It has been tested by most of the members here, and it seems to have screwd up some of their Operating Systems.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jinmbo45
I would recommend people steer clear of EnhanceMySe7en or at least be very careful. it did more harm than good for me on my win 7 RC 32 bit.

It seemed to do the opposite of what I told it. It made my shutdown button disappear, as well locked me from editing my start menu. And all other random changes.
Thankfully most of them were fixed by using XDN Tweaker or Ultimate Windows Tweaker, both great little apps for tweaking win 7.

There's still some things I haven't been able to fix because of EnhanceMySe7en
1) The "my computer" link has dissapeared from the start menu
2) When I open my computer from the desktop I get no drives showing up
3) "My computer" is no longer in the left pane of explorer (libraries and network etc are still there) But it means I can't browse to some of file files sometimes. I can only if it lets me type in an address like C:\windows etc... but in some browse dialogs I'm locked out completely
4) I have logoff, sleep, hibernate, restart options in my shutdown menu, but no shutdown

I made a system restore point before I made the changes,
then when I tried to restore it back, it says there were no points available ...
Thats wierd coz I've made 3 restore points over the last 3 days as I've been changing stuff.

I suspect with the My Computer issue that its deleted some registry keys pointing to it... please let me know if I have any ideas how to fix it. Thanks
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero
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Agreed. This thread should be locked and EraseMySe7en added to the 'Software to Avoid' thread. It's total bunk.

I got around to testing this on an old P4 I have running RC x32. It totally hosed the OS.
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