Retrieve Program Files (x86) After System Restore?

Dec 11, 2013

After my computer started acting screwy, the OS asked if I'd like to restore my computer to a previous state. It said I would lose my apps but keep my personal files. I went along with it, thus making a huge mistake.

I had many many project files saved in my Program Files (x86) folder that I didn't think I'd lose, but now I can't find them. I discovered Windows.old but it doesn't contain any Program Files folders.

Is there any possible way to get those files back?

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May 2, 2013

I am running a Win 7 OS on an SSD and I have some programs installed on a different hard drive. And I want to move this program files folder on the same hard drive but different partition. Is it possible to do this without breaking the program links?

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Dec 17, 2013

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Mar 2, 2014

just yesterday I bought a new desktop PC which run with Windows 8.At my first startup of Win 8, the PC asked me a registration on Microsoft website and a creation of administrator account.When I did the second startup, Win 8 asked me to write the administrator password, but my password doesn't run, and also the PC's name is the same of my e-mail address and not the name that I had chose with my first registration. So I think I made some mistake during registration and also now for me it's impossible even know the e-mail address used for the administator account registration.On Microsoft's website I haven't found information for recover account name (the email) and password.Before switch off the PC for the first time, fortunately I created a second account (user) on my PC, so now I have the access to the PC only like user and not like administator.How I can solve this situation?I haven't an important file of software on my PC (because is new and I have not had time for install nothing!).

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Nov 4, 2013

For some reason I cannot do anything in my Program Files for one of my hard drives. My C drive seems to be fine, as well as my 2 other drives. But in my F drive, Ive broken down the program files into a normal one and x86 one. I can basically access every other folder expect the Program Files in F drive. Program Files (x86) in the same drive works perfectly fine. Everytime i try to add a new folder or delete anything in my Program Files folder it says destination folder access denied and i need permission.

Ive tried fiddling with all the UAC and permissions but nothing seems to work.I even tried the command prompt :

"4. To Take Ownership of a Folder or Drive in a Command Prompt. NOTE: This command will take ownership of the folder or drive, and all files and subfolders in the folder or drive."

method but it says Access is Denied in my command prompt.

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Jan 24, 2013

I did a refresh on windows 8 because the computer was running really slow. after it finished, i could go inside the windows.old folder to access all my files including the program files from which i copied so folders onto an external hard drive but now there is no more program files folder there and i need some of the files and i did not delete any of them.

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How To Move Program Files To Another Hard Drive

May 29, 2014

I have windows 8.1 and c-drive is system drive. Programs are mainly installed to C: but I have also some programs installed to E: Program Files, Program Files (68), Program Data etc . Now I want to to move E-drive contents to another hard drive (all files stored on e-drive).

I think the safest way is to reinstall all programs, but I don't want to do this. Also it is possible to move files to new partition which has another drive letter than e: and create link, but this I don't want to do either.

Can I do it like this:

1) Change e-drive letter to x
2) Create new e-drive to another hard drive
3) Copy e-drive contents to new e-dive
4) that is it?

Can I use normal copy - paste to copy all files? I think register references are the same after these steps because drive letter and content of the e-drive are still the same.

Does my method work? It sound so easy to do. Is it "too easy"? Does it have any risks?

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Jan 16, 2013

In C:Program FilesWindowsApps there are atleast 4 instance of fresh paint, 4 for reddit to go and the same for many apps.

For most of the apps, you cant delete them by generic methods, unlocker has to be used.

xbox video and xbox music apps are not getting updated (frozen in "pending state" all night long).

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Jan 2, 2014

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Sep 25, 2013

I am having trouble trying to find out how to keep adobe file showing on top of program in use.

As an example, I use an on line portal for my work and when I click on the program button to view an invoice it opens in an adobe file but then stays behind the program screen, I then have to go to the task bar to bring it to the front so it can be printed.

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Aug 31, 2013

Is it possible to move the User and Program Files Folder from the drive with Windows 8 in it to another drive?

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May 18, 2014

I have a windows 8.1 64 bit PC with a program called 1stPage.exe installed.

When I right click a .txt file I get 'Edit with 1st Page' in the context menu and it also shows in the open with menu.

However HTML files do not show these options. I have checked the registry and it would appear that the program is set up on the open with menu exactly the same for both file types.

So it would appear that something is blocking 1stPage from showing against HTML files but I can't figure out what I need to change.

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Jun 19, 2014

So this is what happened:

I was using ccleaner to uninstall some software that I thought I didn't need. Apparently, I accidentally uninstalled one of the system files I believe. Now, when I rebooted it, there is no taskbar (just blue and the place where you have a clock is white and blank) and the desktop has no apps in it. Also, when I use alt+tab, the format looks entirely different. I remember the file I uninstalled was around 20 mbs. Afterwards, I tried using a system restore.

I have bitdefender, and as a result, it caused the system restore to fail. I decided to temporarily uninstall bitdefender (planning to uninstall it again later). However, when I tried to do system restore again, the icon had disappeared! (It says that there is no restore point) How do I redo the system restore?

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Jun 30, 2013

Win8 Control Panel Empty-My Docs-Library problem

A system restore did not work. PC "refresh" did not work. I've done a number of checks/scans (CHKDSK/ ScanDisk , sfc /scannow, Windows Defender, TDSSKILLER, and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit) without any threats/errors occurring (I know it's not an exhaustive list.). I'm at my wits' end.

Simply, I understand that "reset" (Reset Windows 8) supposedly (and I'll get to why I say that) removes everything and reinstalls.

Assuming this is a copy of the Windows 8 that was originally activated the first day I used my computer, I should be by the above definition be able to go back and rebuild what had been a system without this problem for about five months (length of time since purchased, approx.). I also have burned recovery DVDs from the first day of use.

There must have been a reason that "Refresh" didn't work. Is this Reset as good as the old reinstallation from discs that I'd done, for example, on XP in the past? Do I need to wipe everything or can I just do the quick (just remove files, not fully clean) reset?

I can't imagine anything outside of the OS causing my situation. Is there any way with "Reset" (assuming not an OS issue alone) that the problem can migrate to the new "installation?" I've never updated the BIOS or any such thing.

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Feb 28, 2014

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Nov 17, 2013

I have a file I'm trying to move into a subdirectory under program files/windows apps.

I get an error that I don't have permissions.

So, I take ownership of the entire program files directory and all subdirectories and files under it.

So, now I am the owner of the whole directory, but I still can't move/copy the file into.

I am also the owner of the source file; and of course I'm logged under the same name as the owner.

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Mar 21, 2014

I recently installed a new ssd and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 on it. I am now using my old hdd as my main data drive in my laptop caddy. My problem is I did not back up my data on my hdd and format it. So I need to delete the "windows" , "program files" and "program files (x86) " folders from that hdd to free up some space.

I understand I have to give ownership to those folders for me to be able to do delete the folders. I have tired the methods suggested by this guide Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 I tried both of those commands

(To grant currently logged on user ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y (To grant administrators group ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /A /R /D Y and it was succesful, however I still couldn't delete the folders.

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Feb 11, 2013

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I was wondering how can I apply that during a clean install.

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What I can use to send all these files?

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I created one manually but would like to see Win 8 create them.

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