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?