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Lost Files And Programs After Install Win 7


Installed windows 7 professional but i was using vista ultimate. I lost all my files and programs. Ms support helped me get back my files but not my programs. I need help to find my programs. I reinstalled outlook 2007 but not it says not implemented. I downloaded epson printer driver but my control panel does not see it.

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After Win7 Install Should I Install Programs Then Backed Up Files ?

After windows 7 complete install. Should i install the programs then the backed up files or the backed up files then the programs. Windows 7 complete install. Should i install the programs then the backed up  files or the backed up files then the programs. I saw where microsoft recommended installing the backed up files first then the programs so the programs know where the files are located.

I would think installing the programs first would be better to minimize defragmentation. Os then programs, then files.


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How Do I Recover My Lost Programs After Upgrade?

I recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista. In the process i have lost use of works, money and numerous other applications. How do i recover my lost programs? The disc used to install these programs is my vista o. S. Disc. I can't even open my documents. How do i recover my lost programs?I have attempted to use the setup w/o success. I even tried to run as administrator still nothing.

Posted On: 2009-11-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Lost Previous Windows Programs

I installed windows 7 and i have lost all my previous programmes i.e microsoft word, excel and power-point i need these for college work.

Posted On: 2010-01-26 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Lost Programs During Upgrade From Vista

My question is i bought a notebook from a friend that lives in a different county (russia) he comes down to ocean city, md to work at a local restaurants. Well anyway i bought a gateway computer p-780u5 from him that he said he had bought originally from usa well i couldn't convert it to english format so i bought windows 7 and transfered all the program where suppose to get transfered with the upgrade i did the first option recommended setting. So my question is how come none of my programs got switch with the upgrade i had games and alot of downloads like microsoft works and microsoft office?

Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Lost All Programs Links In Accessories Folder

I have lost all the links in my accessories folder. They items are there but the icons have been replaced by a generic one. If i click the icon the desired program doesn't launch and i get an error like . '%windir&snippingtool.exe' specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct. I also get the same error when i goto control panel>programs and features and click on the turn windows features on/off tab.

Posted On: 2010-07-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Lost Files & Folders

I have been in the process of migrating from win xp to win 7. Whilst installing the new operating software, i transferred all my files to my laptop, as a temporary store, within the shared folder, so i could easily access it across the network.

Once i had complete the win 7 installation, i connected up to the local network to look for the files on the laptop, which i found no problem. So, from win 7 i dragged the folder from the laptop shared folder containing 2gb of data, to the win 7 desktop. Whilst transferring, i accidentally pressed cancel, now i can't find my files on either of the two machines! All i am left with is the original folder with 4 single files on the win 7 desktop.

I can't find these files anywhere, having used an undelete recovery, i cannot see the files on the laptop hard drive or anywhere. Can anybody please make any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-03-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Offline Files Lost

I have map network drive on my computer. Which is connected to a data folder on an other computer in my small office network. I hade activated the service "enable offline files".

Today when i loged on sync process started. When it was in process i disabled the function  "enable offline files". Sync was stoped. But some files from that folder on another computer are now missing. Now from where i can find those files.

 Perhaps when sync was in progress i disabled the offline files and the files from my computer could not be copied to that network computer. Please tell from where now i can restore those files. They are five files which are missing.

I am much worried. I dil not know that how offline files work so i did by mistake. But that data in those files was very important. That contains record of my company for many years.


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Lost Files From External Hdd

Recently i have bought a new computer with windows 7 32bit. With it i am using an external wd hard drive(fat 32) that i had been using with my previous win xp computer. I had been using this drive to store documents, movie/dvd images, my music collection and family photographs. The problem started when i thought the best solution to transfer some music files from my old computer fixed hard drive to my new computer, was to transfer them by plugging in my external hdd via usb into my old computer. The transfer went ok but when i opened explorer all that was displayed was the files that i had transfered and all my previous files(docs movies music and family photos had disappeared. I then ran scan disk to no avail.

When i run disk cleanup i am told there are 252gb of old chkdsk files obviously these are my files, but i don't know how to restore them. I have downloaded two data recovery programs (recuva and diskdigger) these programs each took about 7 hour to run, but neither did what i wanted. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Lost Access To Files As Administrator

I was setting up my new desktop, including setting permissions for folders i did not want my children to have access to. The files were/are on my external hard drive. I am the owner/administrator, yet when i went to limit other users, i lost access to the entire folder. I cannot open it or see its contents and cannot change the permissions back to default settings. There are many gigs of data that i need. How can i access these files/folders?

Windows 7 seems to be pretty bitchy even to the owner/administrator. It makes no sense that any after market files/folders should ever be restricted to the owner/administrator.


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Default Programs Get Set For All Programs And Files

I downloaded microsoft silverlight (the things i download are not the problem) and when i download the program it asks for a default program. So i choose, ex: windows media player and all programs and files are set to open with windows media player.

Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Programs Files Vs Program Files (x86)

What is the difference between the "program files" folder & the "program files (x86)" folder, in c drive? Various programs seem split almost equally between the 2, after i upgraded from vista to 7, except that internet explorer is in both, meaning that when i "open with" for a text file i get ie listed twice. Can i move everything to one or other of these & delete the other one? Is one for 64-bit and one for 32-bit programs or something like that?

Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Install 32-bit Apps To Program-files Rather Than Program Files (x86)

On 64-bit win7, is it wrong to install 32-bit apps to (drive letter):program files rather than program files (x86)? If wrong should installer prevent this? If installer allows it, what app behavior is appropriate?

Background: winzip 14. 0 (a win7 compatible 32-bit app) won't run if installed to c:program files. If installed to any other alternate path or folder name it runs ok. By convention starting with vista, c:program files (x86) is for 32 bit apps and c:program files for 64-bit apps. But installers allow overriding the install path and folder name. e.g, maybe i want 32 bit apps in c:program files and 64 bit apps in c:program files (x64).

If c:program files is a restricted location for 32 bit apps, should not the installer and/or os enforce this, rather than allow installation then break the app? What is the correct practice for both users installing apps and developers porting apps to win7?


Posted On: 2009-12-11 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

.exe Files Programs Problem

I accidentally set my computer so it will run .exe files with windows media center. I cannot seem to find a way to undo this problem. This makes launching programs impossible. I've seen other posts here, but none of the solutions i've seen seem to help. Since i cannot launch .exe files, i am unable to use cmd or notepad. I have tried assigning .exe files to a program and then uninstalling/deleting a file, but that also did not work. I do not want to do a system restore, since it's been a long time since i've created a restore point.

Posted On: 2010-08-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Reinstall Backup Files And Programs

I did a system recovery on a computer with a windows 7 home premium upgrade. Before the recovery, i was instructed to do a backup of any files and programs that i wanted to keep. I did a full backup on dual layer dvd+r's. I just finished putting them back on the computer and they are in a "system recovery files" folder on drive c. When i open the folder, it appears that everything is there. When i go to backup and restore, i have no option to access and reinstall the files and programs.

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Search Programs And Files Function Is Not Working

My windows 7's "search programs and files" function is no longer working. When i type "notepad" for example on the windows 7's "search programs and files" field and press enter, nothing happens. It's same when i open my "computer" windows and try to "search computer", i got nothing. I have tried to turn off "windows search" and turn on again from control panel, programs. It didn't help. If any one knows the issue.

Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Gathering Files, Settings And Programs Stuck At 0%

I am upgrading my computer to windows 7. It is currently on the "gathering files, settings and programs". It has been on 0% for about two hours. Is this normal?

Posted On: 2009-10-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can I Install And Use Xp Programs ?

I'm using windows xp and i have some programs (ex. Learn to speak french dleuxe 9) that don't work in vista & windows 7. If i buy the new windows 7 ultimate edition version 6. 1 can i install and use xp programs without using windows.

Posted On: 2009-10-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Where Do I Install My Programs To?

I am building a simple installer for some software that i want to install on some of the computers here at work. I'm using a very simple open source installation program, and it wants me to set the default installation directory where the software i have written should be installed. The computers at work are a mix of windows xp, vista and soon windows 7 computers. I have been installing to c:program files before, and that's been working fine.

But since vista came out, its been a bit unpredictable. I understand there is something to do with 'virtualization' of folders, which i don't really understand, and i also believe that this has all changed again with windows 7.

Is there some 'best practice' guide for where to install programs to?  The users who will be installing the software are just regular computer users (ie. Not administrators) and therefore i need a solution that works on all platforms and is safe and won't create security issues.


Posted On: 2009-10-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cant Install Any New Programs

For some reason every time i go to install something new, ie quick time, java or itune, my computer is telling me i cant install something until i complete the installation currently in progress. The thing is, i have no idea what is in progress, and have had this problem for almost a month. I*ve restarted my computer and even done system restores to try and clear it up. I also cannot uninstall programs. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to pinpoint exactly where or what the installation may be. Or if there is something i can do to cancel all current installations.

Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Custom Install - Program-files And Program Files X86

Custom install from windows vista hp 32 bit to windows 7 hp 64 bit leave 2 program files - "program files" and "program files (x86). Mostly same files in either folder. If x86 is needed, i don't mind but why duplicate entries with items like windows mail. I tried to to delete program files x86 without any success, and i would like to delete system-32 files in the windows folder plus any other 32 bit related items, if possible.

I do not want a system with duplicate and redundant files. Because two items that i downloaded and installed appear in both program files, i'm suspending any further actions on the installation until i'm fortunate enough to receive some help and/or advice from this forum.


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Transfer Vista Programs And Files To Win 7 After Upgrade

I couldn't upgrade from vista home to windows 7 premium. But i successfully installed windows 7 anyway. So how do i transfer all my old vista programs and files from a external hard drive to window 7. I tried using the easy transfer unsuccessfully.

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Upgrading Hung Up At Transferring Files, Settings And Programs

Upgrading from 64-bit vista to 64-bit windows 7 home premium using disk.compatibility check states everything is ok. Gets hung up on last step 'transferring files, settings and programs. ' waited 8 hours and cursor froze up. Uninstalled avg antivirus. Is there anything else i need to install or uninstall?

Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Search Programs And Files In Network Problem

My laptop pc with window 7 (64bit) can't see other desktop pcs running window xp via wireless connection unless wired my laptop then only i can see them on network. I have checked all work-group to make sure all are same. However, when my laptop in wireless connection , i able to see other wired desktop pcs by specifying the network path in "search programs and files" at start menu in window 7 laptop, then i able to add network folder by specifying the drive letter for connection and folder that i want to connect to through right click to network to map network drive.

Then, finally i can access to other wired desktop pc shared folder via wireless connection by this method. But i still cannot see them on network even-through i can access them by such method.


Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Installation Stalled At Transferring Files Settings And Programs

I am doing an upgrade from vista to win 7. The installation got stuck on the last step in the list: "transferring files, settings and programs". The progress indicator show 62% for that step. At the bottom it says: "transferring files, settings, and programs (520258 of 688330 transferred)" . It has been like that for the last 3 hours or so. What are my options other than just resetting and hoping for the best?

Posted On: 2009-10-23 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Office 2007 Popup Files For Programs Could Not Hold

Office 2007 on window 7: why the small pop up files for certain programs could not hold when a file is closed ?. I just started using office 2007 running on window 7. I notice that the small pop up files when the cursor touches the icon at the task bar for certain program could not hold when one of the files is closed. The rest of the pop up files get minimize back to the task bar. If i need to close or access to another file, i need to click back the icon again to  get the pop up. The programs that have these problem are, excel 2007, outlook 2007, connect to remote computer.

Other program that could hold the pop up files when a file is closed are internet explorer v8, words 2007, acrobat reader. For non microsoft software like quattro pro the pop up can only show one small file even though many files are open. In my opinion, all the program icon should have the same feature for the purpose of consistency. i.e. To show up all the open files in the pop up and be able to hold when any file is close in order the user could go to the next file by sliding the cursor across, save the extra click to get back the pop up. May i know if there is a way to reset the window 7 os to enable similar feature on all icons?


Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Problem Saving / Opening Files In Explorer & Programs

I have problem saving and opening files in windows explorer and third-party programs. I've been having this problem for a couple of months now and it's very annoying for example, when i use the snipping tool in windows 7 the files will not save so i have to take a print screen of that and open it with more software. Also, when i download files in firefox and other things, clicking 'open file location' does absolutely nothing. I assume these two issues are related as they started occurring around the same time.

Posted On: 2010-05-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How Do I Install Programs As Admin ?

How do i install as admin? I tried installing a software but it says i cannot install because i don't have enough privileged and must be logged in as admin. Now i know when i used vista this was easy because all i had to do was right click the install file and then run as admin and then i'd have enough privileges and could install the program. However now when i use it it's a different story. When i right click the installation item there is nothing.

Posted On: 2009-11-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can I Clean Install And Keep Programs?

I currently have vista 32 bit - want to upgrade to windows 7 because of damage that was left behind from a virus - my whole system is screwy. And, yes i have tried everything in the forums trying to fix it. I want to keep my office 2007 ultimate, but do not have a disk - bought it digitally. I have the key though. Is there a way for me to do a clean install of both without having the office disk? Shouldn't i have access to a digital file through my digital locker? It has been several years since i purchased the office ultimate.

Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Install Any Programs

Just finished a clean install of windows 7 this afternoon ( upgrading from xp ). Running a home build system : gigabyte ga-8penxp mobo, 2gb ram, core2duo 6600, nvidia 8800gts graphics.

Install went cleanly no errors or hiccups. Problem is i can't install anything. Tried to download an install avg and avast av products, both installers failed. Itunes installer just does nothing. However, i have successfully installed office xp pro and stanza ebook reader.

Turned off uac - no difference.

Ideas appreciated. It's driving me nuts


Posted On: 2009-11-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .