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Deleted USERS folder, how to restore?

  1. #1

    Deleted USERS folder, how to restore?


    Hi,

    I'm using Win 8 with Win 7 Interface.

    So basically the problem is that the computer is running on win 8 and the folder 'Users' located in C: was copied to disk D: and then deleted from disk C:.

    Results?

    Now when I go to 'start' there are no 'my music' 'my documents' etc, instead of that it shows '<No Text>' and doesn't open up. (Although when I scroll over the "<No Text>" (there are 3 different ones) I can see bars popping up 'Access letters and etc documents', 'View and organize pictures', 'Play music and other audio files'.)

    I tried system restore 3 times to 3 different earlier restore points - nothing happened.

    Any ideas how to fix this without having to reinstall OS?


    TLDR; Genius move by deleting users folder, system restore didn't help, any ideas without reinstalling OS?

    Thank you!

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    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, Laurence.

    Are they sitting in the Recycling Bin? If so, restore them.
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello and welcome to eight forums ,no positive it will fix your issue ,but you could check this tutorial for help ,good luck
    Libraries - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 8.1
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Laurence View Post
    Hi,

    I'm using Win 8 with Win 7 Interface.

    So basically the problem is that the computer is running on win 8 and the folder 'Users' located in C: was copied to disk D: and then deleted from disk C:.

    Results?

    Now when I go to 'start' there are no 'my music' 'my documents' etc, instead of that it shows '<No Text>' and doesn't open up. (Although when I scroll over the "<No Text>" (there are 3 different ones) I can see bars popping up 'Access letters and etc documents', 'View and organize pictures', 'Play music and other audio files'.)

    I tried system restore 3 times to 3 different earlier restore points - nothing happened.

    Any ideas how to fix this without having to reinstall OS?


    TLDR; Genius move by deleting users folder, system restore didn't help, any ideas without reinstalling OS?

    Thank you!
    Hello Laurence, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Are you able to copy the Users folder back to C: ?
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    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    @HippsieGypsie

    Sadly it's empty, perhaps they were but system restore probably removed it.

    @
    caperjack

    Thanks! I'll try that and let you know how it worked out.

    @brink

    Placing back the copy of 'Users' from disk D: didn't help.

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