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Solved Suddenly deleted C:\ProgramData folder no start menu items


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#1
I just Suddenly deleted C:\ProgramData folder and now no item is in start menu and so search feature is useless as it won't find any app and anything was before in start menu page, so what's best way to solve it?
thanks for response
 

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Hello flashpoint, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Check your Recycle Bin to see if it may still be in there. If so, then you could just restore the folder from within the Recycle Bin.

If not, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you deleted the folder to restore it to how it was when the restore point was created.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Thanks so much I just forgot about system restore and I found a proper restore point in this morning right before my mistake and now everything is back!
thanks
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2020 @ 2.90GHz (2 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    GA-H61M-S2P (rev. 2.1)
    Memory
    4096MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7770
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ FP202W (Digital)
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 960 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Internet Speed
    512 DSL
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    Mozilla Firefox
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    Windows Defender

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#4
Great news. You're most welcome. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone