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Windows 7: Libraries - Restore Default

24 Jan 2013   #50

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1

Would you guys know of anyway to do exactly what the original post does but in script form? (at least for just the documents library) Need to reset it to default. I need to do this for a mass of PCs.

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28 Jan 2013   #51

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thanx Brink for the very good tutorial on how to restore favorite default on window's explorer. Some how I lost them so I am grateful to get them back, especially the download folder.
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28 Jan 2013   #52

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Glad it could help Paul, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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16 May 2013   #53

windows 7 home edition premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
That does not hep to me either.

They look like this

I am missing the same folders, i will do this, and see what will happen. Maybe theres something else behind this problem...But, under the favorite tabs.
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12 Jan 2014   #54

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Windows 7: Libraries - Restore Default

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Shawn for posting his original message way back in 2008!!! I have been messing around with the libraries on my system for two days now, and they are finally back to the way I want them. Deleting the libraries and then restoring the default libraries worked like a charm. Such a simple fix I can't believe I didn't find it myself. Oh well, live and learn. Thanks again, Shawn!!!
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12 Jan 2014   #55

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Srikli, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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30 May 2014   #56


If anyone still hasn't got it fixed and it is possible that the computer at one point had a virus consider that the file type association for the library type got trashed. Follow the solution in Default File Type Associations - Restore for library-ms type. That worked for me
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30 May 2014   #57

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hell Gene,

No worries. OPTION THREE includes that as well now. :)
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02 May 2015   #58

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hi guys,

I've been looking quite a while now to find a solution to my "problem" and I have a feeling you guys can help me.
So the situation is as follows:
- I moved "MyDocuments", "My Pictures", etc. to a second partition
- The second partition is encrypted
- When Win7 boots up, I log in with my user account and then automatically the password is requested in order to mount the encrypted partition with my personal files
- Now what happens is that the libraries are inconsistent, because it seems that Win7 updates the libraries BEFORE I mount the encrypted partition with my personal files. The result is that I do not see my folders in the libraries.
- When I click on "Restore Default Libraries" after mounting the encrypted partition, the personal folders on the encrypted partition are added correctly to the libraries and everything is fine

What I'd like to achieve is that the click on the "Restore default libraries" is done automatically via a script.
I tried to use "SLUtil" but that just works on a correctly set up libraries. There's no "restore" functionality.

Option 3 of the first post seems for me to got into the right direction, but rebooting after applying the reg-file is not an option.

Do you guys have any idea how I could restore the default libraries via script?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #59

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello LaUs3r,

You might see if you may get lucky that restarting explorer or sign out and in of Windows may apply enough to fix you libraries, but usually a restart is required to fully apply.
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