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Windows 7: how to restore my Program Files to my start menu ?

18 Apr 2017   #1
tangara

Windows 64
 
 
how to restore my Program Files to my start menu ?

Dear forum members,

Today, I deleted alot of files because my computer is overloaded.
But, now I can't see my Program Files at my start menu.

I tried to go to the Program Files at my C: and click on the folder and click on the search/view option.

However, I did the tick on the display hidden files and also always show menus.

It just won't appear on the start menu no matter what I ticked on the boxes.

Hope someone can advise me.

Tks.


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18 Apr 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi tangara, welcome to the Forum.

This is what happens when you randomly delete files. Were the Program files still showing on you C drive?.

You could try a System Restore. To do that open Control Panel & select Back Up & Restore. When that opens look under Restore & click on Recover System Settings on your Computer, when that opens click on Open System Restore. If you have some restore points showing select one that is before you did ant deleting.
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19 Apr 2017   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I take you have no recent, current, OS and Data backups? If none, going forward, please begin and continue making routine OS and Data partition full image backups onto external media; especially just before much pruning or adding.
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19 Apr 2017   #4
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

STOP!
When you're messing around with your PC and you screw something up, you have just a few methods for recovery.
The first thing to try is a System Restore, that is if you or someone else has not turned that feature OFF.
That failing, you can restore your last C: drive backup, and that's assuming, of course, that you make backups of your C: drive on a regular basis.

Which reminds me, I've not done mine yet this week.

Bye Now!

TechnoMage
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19 Apr 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yep. A reminder for me also.

Thank you

Jack
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21 Apr 2017   #6
tangara

Windows 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I take you have no recent, current, OS and Data backups? If none, going forward, please begin and continue making routine OS and Data partition full image backups onto external media; especially just before much pruning or adding.
Hi,

Your suggestion to do routine OS and Data partition full image backups is new to me.
Could you advise how do I go about doing it ?
Any tutorial or youtube video I can follow to learn this trick ?
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22 Apr 2017   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As per your request in post # 6/

Macrium Reflect Backup/image



Jack
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22 Apr 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Macrium Reflect Clone.




Jack
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22 Apr 2017   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How to restore.




Jack
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