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Deleted App Data by mistake

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by 1721pst, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. 1721pst

    1721pst Thread Starter

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    Big mistake on my part: about two months ago I deleted the app data folder.

    Is re-formatting my only option if I need to delete a particular line in App Data? ......I have no restoration dates available to use, since that function has never worked since I bought the Win 7 installation disk from an installer, and I later was told that restore function is not loaded in that particular type of install disk. Is this true? ("Licensed for distribution only with a new PC") Restoration creation dates always fail on my Home Premium 64 setup.

    What has made this a problem is that Plex software requires that one line in App Data be removed so that a new Plex re-install can be done to enable the missing "Preferences" function. (Delete the "C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Plex Media Server" directory)

    So, Plex was installed just before App Data was deleted. Is this even an issue now?

    As you can tell, I'm highly confused and getting elderly. Some thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. rainforest123

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    After 2 months of computer use, the part of your hard disk drive [ HDD] was stored, has probably been over written [ used by the computer for some other task ]. You could try data recovery.

    I wish that I had a more cheerful / optimistic reply.

    RF123
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Please run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and post back the report it creates:
    • Download MGADiag to your desktop.
    • Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program
    • Click "Continue"
    • Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).
    • Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard.
    • Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply.
     
  4. 1721pst

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    Hope this helps:

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  5. TerryNet

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    Thank you. When you said "Licensed for distribution only with a new PC" I got suspicious that it may be a pirated Windows. The one you bought is supposed to be only for a new computer built for sale, but I'm not going to get picky with that. Your thread may proceed. Sorry for the interruption.

    Are you looking for help recovering the AppData folder or deleting the Plex Media Server folder?

    If you mean Restore Points: right click on Computer - Properties - System Protection - System Protection tab - Configure... - select "Restore system settings and previous versions of files" and set how much maximum storage you want to allow.

    If you mean "recover or restore to factory defaults" it is correct that you do not have that ability now. You have to use the installation DVD (that the seller should have given you) to install Windows if you want to start fresh.
     
  6. 1721pst

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    I followed your advice exactly, and set the storage up to 90% on my external drive of 463 gb and clicked ok. I rebooted and restore function still does not function: "Backup encountered a problem....parameter is incorrect". I believe this is the problem I've always had with the backup since win7 was installed.
     
  7. 1721pst

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    I just noticed that "no backups exist". So I'm confused between RESTORE BACKUPS, SYSTEM IMAGE, and PROGRAM BACKUPS.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    I think 10, maybe 20% is generous enough.
    We're probably not talking about the same thing. I'm talking about a Restore point, that you can create yourself or that usually gets created when you update Windows or install a program. You can then do a "System Restore" back to one of those dates. Since you just now enabled that feature you do not yet have a Restore Point. In addition to Restore Points "shadow" or backup copies of modified files are also saved.

    I think you are talking about something else. If so, please be specific. Maybe Start - All Programs - Maintenance .... ?
     
  9. 1721pst

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    No, I am talking about the restore point, and it still will not let me create any backups due to "incorrect parameters". How to fix?
     
  10. SJ2571

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    "App Data" is a folder, not a document. You can't "remove a line" from a folder. Did you mean remove a file, or remove a folder, perhaps?

    If you're just trying to reinstall Plex, then yes, having no "Plex Media Server" directory (folder) in "App Data" would mean you should be able to just reinstall it, according to what you've posted. Just go for it. All other stuff in "App Data" should get re-written by the relevant apps when they run (pref files, etc). Don't format and reinstall Windows just yet.
     
  11. 1721pst

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    I still don't have an App Data folder. Shouldn't I?

    Plex support is not viable, from my past experience. Plex help advice, however, states:

    Windows Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7:

    Delete the "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Plex Media Server" directory
    Delete the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Plex, Inc." registry key. Then re-install.

    I've already done a simple uninstall and re-install, but again did not get the "preferences" option for operating Plex. The above is the response I got apparently telling me I have to delete the directory listed here, and THEN re-install.

    I realize we are getting off topic, but this is the problem I am facing.
     
  12. TerryNet

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    I have no idea what parameters it's talking about. The only "parameter" I see is the description.
     
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