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17 Jun 2010   #1

win 7
windows registry

I hope this is the right section of the forum.
today I mistakenly deleted some entries in my registry and as you can imagine this has caused some problems to my windows.
the entry i deleted is "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes".
I have recovered some of the entries copying them from my Windows Vista computer, but some are still missinig.
I believe the entries in the mentioned key are "standard keys": with this I mean they are the same for every user of Win 7.
I wonder if anybody can export such key from the registry editor and post the .reg file here, so I can import it in my registry file.
This should hopefully fix the few problems I still have.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Take care

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install


May be easier, to just do a system restore. That is what it is for.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #3

win 7

Hi richard,
first of all, thanks for your quick reply.
I had already thought about that, but I can not do a system restore because i previously disabled the system snapshot feature. I am a long experienced user and usually don't get into this kind trouble. Even today, before I made my changes I backed up what was needed (the parts I meant to change) but then I misread a key name and ended up deleting from the FolderType key instead of FolderDescription.
If you could export ForlderType and post the .reg file it would be great.
Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jun 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x

I dont know if a scan will fix the registry but it is worth a shot: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't fix the registry entries you could try a startup repair (but again, I dont know if this fixes registry problems; it does copy files from the install disc though): Startup Repair
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #5

win 7

Hi Thorsen,
already tried no differences... as I said I am an experienced user and I tried several things before posting.
This is a kind of last resource. Of course I could reinstall Win 7 on another partition or HD and then export the FolderTypes from that OS and import on mine, but I figured I could have saved the time just asking to somebody who already has Win 7 installed.
I know I deleted only entries in FolderType and so if I can restore all those, I should be back to have everything up and running. As I said from Vista I got most of the entries back, but some are still missing and so some things still don''t work (for example the Network and Sharing Center is empty even though I can connect to the internet without problems.
Thanks again, have a good day
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #6

Win7 Home Premium 64x

Op sorry no problems. I know you are experienced, just didn't know what you had tried. I am not at my comp, but hopefully a user here can export the FolderType registry keys for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I tried to upload my exported key and I got this error message:

Your file of 218.5 KB bytes exceeds the forum's limit of 9.8 KB for this filetype.
Let me see if I can break them down some. I can only break them down one key at a time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Carl, put the .reg inside a zip folder .

It will upload in one go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Thanks for the suggestion, SIW2! It did, indeed, work. I learned something. :)

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #10

win 7

thanks a lot to all!! The file from Carl did it!
this is really a good community, I have found many precious help here, not just for this problem but for many other things.
Have a good day!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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