#1 By: howtogeek, April 15th, 2013 12:36
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.
#2 By: Lowell Heddings, April 15th, 2013 13:14
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.
#3 By: Tony_Anderson, April 15th, 2013 23:59
If you do this, does it only restore your defaults, leaving your user-created libraries intact, or does are those user-created libraries deleted?
#4 By: Lowell Heddings, April 16th, 2013 00:46
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.
#5 By: Zakariah Halabi, April 16th, 2013 15:30
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
#6 By: Lowell Heddings, April 16th, 2013 17:39
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.
#7 By: Maggie, May 9th, 2013 00:57
Can you please link to that post because I am receiving the message that you have posted.
#9 By: Darr247, May 10th, 2013 10:53
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.