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Windows 7: may have deleted files in system32 - or just imagination?

06 Nov 2014   #1
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
may have deleted files in system32 - or just imagination?

Sorry for posting again, I asked this off topic In another thread, so hopefully I explain it better here. I was viewing files in system32 after clicking open file location on an executable in task manager. I right clicked it to go and click properties. While this was happeninghappening, I was installing a new gpu driver. Before I hit properties my screen blackened and I clicked. After a second the display came back and the resolution was at 800x600 (since installing new driver had to remove the old one and reboot).

The context menu was gone. I had thought now since the resolution change I may have deleted it (it could have caused wherever my mouse was to move over it, explaining why the menu was gone.)

Doing some tests, it seems all executables have a little shield by them in the context menu. I remember a bug where deleting a folser with this uac shield would instantly move anything to the bin. I found nothing in the bin.

Sfc scannow shows no violations. Did I probably just click off the context menu when this happened? I believe the file was wbengine.exe, which still seems to exist, and work when running system restore.


Sorry if this sounds very silly, I just want to make sure nothing is corrupt.


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06 Nov 2014   #2
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

You might want to check this link for more details on the wbengine.exe .....

What is Wbengine.exe? Wbengine.exe Task Manager Process Information


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06 Nov 2014   #3
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

What it explains is this :-
The Startup Mode of this service is set to Manual by default and the service only kicks in when you perform a Complete PC Backup. Thereafter it automatically terminates once you exit the Complete PC Backup screen.

So looks like it indeed is a Critical Process for your OS.
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06 Nov 2014   #4
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for responding. I understand it is a system executable. Im just wondering is there a possibility a deleted something from my explanation above. Wbengine is still present I believe in system32,
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06 Nov 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

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06 Nov 2014   #6
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for replying. I apologise if my question is not clear. I understand what wbengine is, but I am worried that I may have deleted some when I was viewing the properties of the file and tye resolution changed. I may have not been wbengine, that was the last I remember.
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06 Nov 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Give this tutorial by Brink a try and see if it finds any problems.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I still might not be understanding you.
Are you saying you might of removed wbengine or you might of removed a back up you have made?
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06 Nov 2014   #8
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Give this tutorial by Brink a try and see if it finds any problems.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I still might not be understanding you.
Are you saying you might of removed wbengine or you might of removed a back up you have made?
It may have been wbengine or something else. Just before I went to click properties on the file (it had a uac shield) my screen blaced out due to my gpu drivers being removed and installed, and the resolution being changed to 800x600. The context menu disappeared so I thought I may have deleted something. Nothing was in the recycling bin. When I went to test these files, trying to delete them ending up in a file access denied error, with trustedinstaller blocking me. Does this mean I simply clicked off the context menu when the resolution and black screen happened? Sfc scannow showed no violations.
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06 Nov 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

if sfc showed no violations, I would say you are fine and do not worry about it.

Especially if your system is running okay.

Windows xp and onward detect when a critical system file is deleted, and will automatically replace it as quick as possible. Windows vista and 7 and 8 go further by not letting you in the first place. So even if it looks like you did, it actually blocks it.
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06 Nov 2014   #10
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

So I just clicked off it when the screen went black? I had no prompt from trustedinstaller or anything in the recycle bin.
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