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Can't copy folders from network, only files [Win7 Registry related]

Please help, I messed my Win7 registry



9:53 pm on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi webmasters, my computer was recently replaced by a new one with Windows7 64bits. I hated some things about it like the library and network icon on the desktop that I could not delete no matter what.

Tried everything and finally got it but when I performed "open file" or "save file" operations the icons where there. Then I messed things up :(

I searched the web and found several forums and read everything at once. There were several indicating that all I had to do was deleting some registry entries regarding the library and network folder. I did and nothing happened, tried others and suddenly I got it, the icons where gone including the network icon from the desktop and also from the panel. I was happy.

The problem:
After two weeks I realized I can't copy folders from the network, I can copy files but not the folders. When I double click a file on the network, the app opens up but it does nothing, I can't open files directly from the apps. I did so many things and read so many webpages that I can't identify what are the things I really did.

Our corporative config disabled the backups so there is no point to restore using the Win utils. The techs have no idea what to do (they aren't too expert...) Any idea what to do? Thanks in advance.


2:47 am on Oct 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have many Win7 installs, and none of them have desktop icons that can't be removed or changed. Your situation sounds odd.

It's hard to say where you may have messed things up in the registry. Did you by any chance backup the registry settings before you made changes? If you don't have that, do you have a full image backup of your system? Before I mess with a Windows machine I make sure it's fully backed up so that I have a chance of restoring it to its previous state.

If you don't have backups I'd say a Repair Install would be in order. That may restore some of the original settings.


2:12 pm on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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thanks, will talk to the tech guys to do that, I have restrictions myself

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