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I compressed the appdata files on accident.

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    I compressed the appdata files on accident.


    So a few months back I was doing stuff and I accidentally compressed the appdata files on my WIndows 8 laptop. When I decompressed them, not all of the files were returned to their normal state. The "Local" and "Roaming" files are the ones affected, and within each of those, the "Microsoft" folder is smaller than it should be. My computer can't run certain things that need licensing (Skype, Sims, Minecraft, etc). I don't have any file restore points and I don't know what to do. Please advise.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If it was my computer, I would reinstall the operating system.
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  3. #3


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    Try clearing the compress attribute on each folder individually, see if that helps out at all.
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I compressed the appdata files on accident.
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