Administrative Tools folder Mistake

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I was being the neat, anal type person I am and was tidying up my All
Programs list and was moving Administrative Tools to the top and somehow
messed up. It is no longer on that list but there is now an empty folder
on my desktop. How can I undo what I have done?

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Use Restore. Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Restore

<martymkm@webtv.net> wrote in message
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|I was being the neat, anal type person I am and was tidying up
my All
| Programs list and was moving Administrative Tools to the top
and somehow
| messed up. It is no longer on that list but there is now an
empty folder
| on my desktop. How can I undo what I have done?
|
| Stay Safe; Marty
|
 
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Wow, now I have another thing to worry about! My system restore won't
work. I checked and I don't have it disabled. Any thoughts or ideas?

Stay Safe; Marty
 
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System restore won't work if one or more restore points are corrupted. This
usually results from a virus infection. Exactly what do you mean by "won't
work"?
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Ted Zieglar


<martymkm@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Wow, now I have another thing to worry about! My system restore won't
> work. I checked and I don't have it disabled. Any thoughts or ideas?
>
> Stay Safe; Marty
>
 
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On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 20:37:27 -0500, martymkm@webtv.net wrote:

> I was being the neat, anal type person I am and was tidying up my All
> Programs list and was moving Administrative Tools to the top and somehow
> messed up. It is no longer on that list but there is now an empty folder
> on my desktop. How can I undo what I have done?
>
> Stay Safe; Marty

Start Menu Properties> Start Menu> Customize. Place check to show
Administrative Tools. If the check is already there - remove it. Close out
of the dialog. Go back and replace the check mark.

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Everything goes thru just like it should, but at the very end after it
reboots it says "restore incomplete" (I beleive that is the wording) No
changes have been made to your computer.
Norton AV, Spybot, or Ad-Aware has detected anything (other than the
usual data miners). I update and run them every other day, sometimes
every day....Nada

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A symptom of restore point corruption.

Ted Zieglar

<martymkm@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Everything goes thru just like it should, but at the very end after it
> reboots it says "restore incomplete" (I beleive that is the wording) No
> changes have been made to your computer.
> Norton AV, Spybot, or Ad-Aware has detected anything (other than the
> usual data miners). I update and run them every other day, sometimes
> every day....Nada
>
> Stay Safe; Marty
>
 
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I was on the phone with HP last night for over an hour and still haven't
got my Administrative Tools situation hashed out yet. I just couldn't
get them to understand me! The Indian girl just kept asking me "you want
to put an Administrative Tools icon on your desktop, is that correct"???
Could someone please help me? I did a search on my machine for
"administrative" and three items cam up:

File Folder C:\Documents and Settings\
Adminstrator\Desktop
And it says "Folder is Empty"

In Folder C:\Documents and Settings\
MyName\Start Menu
And it also tells me it's empty.

In FolderC:\Documents and Settings\
Owner\Start Menu
And bingo! There are files in there.

How in the world can I get the files back into the other folders? I'm
about ready to snatch myself bald over this, so I would really
appreciate any insight anyone might be able to give me.

Stay Safe; Marty
 
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I was on the phone with a HP tech guy again and he told me the files
were simply gone, but I told him no, they were on the owner, so they
were still there.... That what was gone was simply the shortcuts to
them. He was not real helpful at all. So I asked him if I could simply
copy and paste the folder over to MyName and the Administrator where the
empty ones were. He said he didn't know if it would work or not, but I
could try.... Presto! Easy as pie! It simply asked me if I wanted to
replace the empty ones (since they had the same name) Some tech support,
huh?

Stay Safe; Marty
 

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