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hidden folder...did you set up your brother's computer to see hidden and system folders?

Open MY COMPUTER, TOOLS> FOLDER OPTIONS > VIEW tab, click SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND SYSTEM FOLDERS
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yes the hidden folders and files are already turned on. is it in C:\System volume information? or is it in like another subfile or something? or is it another name?

Edited by trunxzzz, 11 February 2006 - 04:12 PM.

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I'm sorry, I keep doing this

D:\System volume information
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oh no no
thats not the problem
my hardrive is partitioned into like a lot of different um. . . things so my letters are all different anyways. i know to look into my local drive to find that file but its just not there for some reason
not your fault at all

heres what i see in my local disk folder:
Documents and Settings
Downloads
My Downloads
Program Files
Temp
Windows
avi_log.txt
DBS.TXT
debug.log
ffastun0.ffx
ffastun.ffa
ffastun.ffo
LGSInst.Log
log.log
smitfiles.txt
StubInstaller.exe
sys.txt

Edited by trunxzzz, 11 February 2006 - 04:31 PM.

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that makes no sense...there is a SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION in the root of every drive.

There is a chance what we are looking for is not there (what is inside the folder), for example, if you turned off system restore...but the folder must be there,

did you uncheck HIDE PROTECTED OPERATING SYSTEM FILES?
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oh hehe i just unchecked it and i now see it but when i try to open it. it says access is denied. it also says that the folder is empty when i move my mouse over the folder.
sorry about that earlier =)

Edited by trunxzzz, 11 February 2006 - 10:17 PM.

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Hi gerryf.

It's a pleasure to see you leading this thread (and many others). I am very impressed with your deep knowledege of Windows and learn a lot from you.


Regards / Ami Yogev
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when i try to open it. it says access is denied. it also says that the folder is empty when i move my mouse over the folder.

am i supposed to do something to let me access it?
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don't like that is reads empty, but let's precede

Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Sharing and Security.

Click the Security tab.

Click Add, and then type the name of the user account you are now using...click OK, and then click OK again.

Double-click the System Volume Information folder and it should open

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what we are after here is the system restore files -- if you did not have system restore on (disabled), we're in a pickle. Even if you did not have system restore on, it should not be empty.
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There wasnt a security tab or anything but i clicked some stuff and did some things to make the folder accessable now. the folders that are in the system volume information folder are the following:
_restore{C86A1F5D-EC00-44C0-9A51-1CDFDDCC3397}
_restore{C86A1F5D-EC00-44C0-9A51-1CDFDDCC3397}(2)
_restore{F20DC6C2-5212-4F33-8959-AB7D05D4CDB6}
MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase
tracking.log

and inside the restore folders are other subfolders too. hope i'm doing this right
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Which _restore folder is newest?
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_restore{C86A1F5D-EC00-44C0-9A51-1CDFDDCC3397} is february 11th, 2006 which is the newest and
_restore{F20DC6C2-5212-4F33-8959-AB7D05D4CDB6} is second at february 9th of 2006
next with _restore{C86A1F5D-EC00-44C0-9A51-1CDFDDCC3397}(2) at april 7th in 2004
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Open the newest, and look inside for RP folders...we are looking for one that is dated before this all began...

d:\System Volume Information\_restore{ugly alphanumeric}\RP?\snapshot


inside you will find a file called

_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM

we wish to rename this file system, and place it in D:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\

YOUR DRIVES WINDOWS > SYSTEM#@ CONFIG folder

then place back in your machien
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i'm sorry what did you want me to rename it to? i didnt quite understand this part:

we wish to rename this file system, and place it in D:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\

YOUR DRIVES WINDOWS > SYSTEM#@ CONFIG folder

do you mean rename it as like. . . E:\SYSTEM ? OR SOMETHING?
BECAUSE MY LOCAL DISK DRIVE IS E:\
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OH ANOTHER THING IS THAT THE _RESTORE FOLDER IS THE DATE OF FEBRUARY 11TH AND MY PROBLEM STARTED ON THE 5TH. DOES THAT MEAN I CANT USE THIS FOLDER? OR THE FILES IN THIS FOLDER?

oh nevermind about the post before this. i now understand to rename that particular file to being "system" and putting back into the windows/system32/config
sorry about that but i am still unsure about using the february 11th file since the problem began on the 5th.

Edited by trunxzzz, 15 February 2006 - 01:44 PM.

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