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redx

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Hi,

I badly need some advice here on how to resolve the following problem.

 

I downloaded and installed a free family history program today to try it out, but didn't like it so I uninstalled it straight away using Control Panel/Programs and Features/uninstall.

 

I have all my non essential programs and software installed on a spare internal hdd drive (D/:) to save space on my ssd (C/:) and when installing a program I usually direct the installer to save it to a particular folder I created on the D/: drive, named "Programs and Apps", and I did this with the family history program today. Trouble is that after I uninstalled that program the folders for all my other programs have gone missing.  D/:Programs and Apps had about 30 or more program folders inside it and they have all disappeared. The desktop shortcut icons to those programs not longer work either.

 

I tried a System Restore to an earlier date but this did not solve the problem, so now I am at a loss as to how to get my programs back again, short of reinstalling them all. Can anyone advise me how I can solve this issue please?

 

Thanks,

redx.

 

 


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iammykyl

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Gday redx.

 

See if the folder has been deleted to the Recycle bin/s, 


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Recycle bin was the first place I looked but it wasn't there.

 

Since I posted my problem I have managed to retrieve a couple of programs by doing updates and others I've reinstalled but there are still a few I'm having problems with. When I reinstall them and create a new desktop shortcut there is still no icon picture showing, just a file symbol which doesn't open the program. I'll keep working on it though and will eventually get it sorted. 

 

Thanks for the reply anyway.

 

Regards,

redx


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Sorry I was not of more help.

Good luck. 


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Sounds like the family tree program you downloaded may have given you a virus. I heard a warning about one this week but I don't recall the name.


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