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Accidentally Deleted My Desktop App...How To Get It Back?

  1. #1


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)

    Accidentally Deleted My Desktop App...How To Get It Back?


    Release Preview - I stupidly deleted a .ini file thinking it was spurious and now my Desktop no longer is listed on the Metro Screen.
    Suggestions?
    I don't have a restore point unfortunately.

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  2. #2


    England
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    Windows 8 release preview


    Open cmd as administrator and type in "sfc /scannow" and that should sort it out also if you open explorer or anything that still uses the desktop it will still open it. Or open note pad and type in "sfc /scannow" and then save it as a .bat file and right click and choose run as administrator.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Just did that with the installation media in the drive and it couldn't complete...possibly because the installation path was actually the .iso I used to make that media.

    Reset failed, probably for the same reason. I need to tell Windows that it was installed from another path perhaps?
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  4. #4


    England
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    Windows 8 release preview


    Start windows 8 up normally then try, when on the start menu type cmd and right click on the cmd prompt and choose run as administrator and type in sfc /scannow
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    That's exactly what I did. It completed but the process failed.
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Thanks but it didn't help. I simply formatted and will reinstall at some later stage. It's not my main OS thank goodness.
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