howtogeek — 2013-04-15T12:36:01-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/tips/how-to-restore-the-default-libraries-in-windows/
Did you accidentally delete one of the default libraries by mistake? Here’s how to get it back.
geek — 2013-04-15T13:14:21-04:00 — #2
This is also a great tip if your libraries somehow get broken, which has happened to me before. Just deleting all the libraries and restoring all of them will solve the problem.
jupiterthunder — 2013-04-15T23:59:19-04:00 — #3
If you do this, does it only restore your defaults, leaving your user-created libraries intact, or does are those user-created libraries deleted?
geek — 2013-04-16T00:46:01-04:00 — #4
Good question. At least in Windows 8, it will leave your user-created libraries alone. I don't have Windows 7 to test, but I can't imagine it would be different.
mrtechnews123 — 2013-04-16T15:30:08-04:00 — #5
Thank you!! You came in time! Something deleted my libraries for some reason and every time they open I get an error, so now their back, thx
geek — 2013-04-16T17:39:13-04:00 — #6
This actually solved a separate problem that I was having with an error message every time I went to my documents folder.
I'm posting the error and solution (the same one) as a separate post tomorrow, just in case anybody else has the same issue.
night — 2013-05-09T00:57:09-04:00 — #7
Can you please link to that post because I am receiving the message that you have posted.
darr247 — 2013-05-10T10:53:59-04:00 — #9
When the libraries get so corrupted that they'll no longer restore from the context menu, it's time to either create a new profile and move your data files to it (from the new profile, you'll have to take ownership of the old profile), or install a fresh copy of windows and move your data files to the new install. Six of one, half-dozen of the other.
geek — 2014-07-11T14:26:38-04:00 — #10
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