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#1 DSTM

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:01 AM

I am trying to recover some user Files,and don't understand the instructions.

"In case some users Files are missing, copy them from the hidden protected operating system 

C:\$INPLACE.~TR AND C:WINDOWS.~Q Folders"


Could anyone help me by explaining in plain English, how I go about this and put them where?

Thanks. :huh:




Windows7 Ultimate.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:25 AM

As I understand it, those hidden folders will exist on a system that has been upgraded from Vista, and no disk cleanup subsequently done. If they're on the system and contain any of the missing files you want to recover, they could be copied to anywhere you want them. Is that any help?

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:34 AM

Hi Platypus.Thanks for replying so quick.

You are a big Help.

Much appreciated.















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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:40 AM

No worries, I wasn't sure if I was fully understanding the context of your question.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:51 AM

I did a Windows7 reinstall,without losing my programs.

Since, although everything went well,I now find I can't remove icons on the desktop,that are from programs that have been uninstalled.

Revo is showing the programs still installed when clearly they have been uninstalled.

Even trying to add legit licence Key to the program Snagit,it says invalid key.

So something is amiss here.

Wanted to avoid a full reformatt and install if possible.















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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:22 AM

I'd guess the re-install has in some way re-instated some registry entries that had not been removed but were also previously not being utilised. It's a pest if Windows won't let you remove something because what it refers to is no longer there, hence is "invalid". How many programs are they for? If you still have the programs, re-installing then un-installing again can clear up things like that. I'd prefer to try it that way rather than going through the registry (less risky), but if you wanted to you could at least search the registry and see if the names of those icons appear in registry keys.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:41 AM

Will reinstall the programs and see what Gives.

I don't feel confident in the registry.

If that doesn't fix it I will have to reinstall.

Never come across this weird problem,previous.

There are 3 programs involved.

Thanks for your advice, Platypus:huh:















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Posted 02 May 2010 - 10:42 AM

Try this, it has worked for me at times. Right click on the icon you want to remove and go to send to email, send it to your self. When it comes in delete it. It does sound a bit goofy.




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