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Windows 7: new user :-) two program files folders; can't delete

08 Apr 2010   #11
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

^^^^
Strictly, you cannot save files in the Ubuntu local file system, but you can save them (or delete them) on an external disk / USB stick.

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Glad that norbury sorted it out.

Of concern to me, does anyone have any ideas how Windows 7 could have created the second "Program files" folder?

Is it related to this?
Multiple Application Data Folders - Why & How - Vista Forums


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08 Apr 2010   #12
motc7

 
 

That....is....so...friggin....cool!!!!!!!

So, if I understand everyone correctly, I have an Ubuntu disc. I could use that to boot to a Linux shell or Ubuntu itself? From there I can recover files?
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08 Apr 2010   #13
richc46

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Yes that is correct.
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08 Apr 2010   #14
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Yes that is correct.
Could this workaround possibly rule any more? LOL
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08 Apr 2010   #15
richc46

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Bit embarassed, but we learn by teaching.

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Live CD saved this poster.
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08 Apr 2010   #16
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Bit embarassed, but we learn by teaching.

reboot problem - Vista Forums Go to last page

Live CD saved this poster.
That was an awesome read....mind you I skipped to the end.
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08 Apr 2010   #17
richc46

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The last page would have answered your question. Glad to help you, since you have also helped many.
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08 Apr 2010   #18
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The last page would have answered your question. Glad to help you, since you have also helped many.
MANY? Hardly. I'm still a greenhorn, but thanks nonetheless.
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14 Nov 2010   #19
yeri60

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,
I got the same problem as Norby: I then use the Ubuntu Live CD :
boot from Ubuntu, mount the NTFS and remove the fake Program Files from there. It worked just fine (just pay attention to get the correct fake Program Files) .
Thanks for the trick.
And by the way I bookmarked the SevenForum as my preferred source for Win7 info.
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14 Nov 2010   #20
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Actually, it does not only do it to Program Files. It has also been know to do it with User Folders. There are a few differences:

Symptoms:

Logon normally, and get a Preparing your Desktop message. Desktop empty. Start Orb > Documents is empty. Pictures folder has restored to the default three. Things are looking bleak. One does NOT get a temporary profile message, and one is able to log on. This is a DIFFERENT issue. The fix is in the file system, and not the registry.

Navigate to C:\Users\Richard\ and there are two Documents folder, two Desktop folders etc. One is the new one, and one is the old. Delete all of the new one (right click > Delete does the trick) log off, log on, issue solved.

Just thought that you might be interested!

Richard
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