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Dragging Old Program Files into New Program Files


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#1 Arixade

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

I recently had to reinstall Windows Vista onto my pc which deleted all my old data (I backed it up on an external hard drive). It's 100gb of data and half of it is part of my Program Files folder. I was wondering if I could drag all the contents of my backed up Program Files into my new Program Files folder. I heard it wouldn't work but I dont know so can anyone help?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:13 PM

You can't do this.
Programs have to be reinstalled.
Except for a handful of programs, which don't require installation.

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