Appdata folder in windows 7 attributes are all messed up (read only, hidden) getting lots of application errors. Please Help!!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 3:37 AM
Hello, i recently about 7 days ago was working on a Google chrome extension and i was accesing the 'Appdata' Folder to learn off of the code on the other extensions and i thought that it was annoying that i had to enable 'show hidden folders' to do so because i saw all this other mess in my explorer, so i thought to myself i know i will just unhide the Appdata folder and all of it's attributes (which i greatly regret now!!) and it's seemed like it was working as the progress bar went along, it got to about half way then i got an error saying access is denied, so i clicked cancel and thought that it would back track but it didn't so i tried it again and it got to different points in the progress and i can't really remember why but i also played around with the read only attribute and that also got an error half way....
So as you can see my Appdata folder is basically stuffed and didn't realize it was so important to every program i have installed like (firefox - can't load addons page, chrome - gives me a snyc error every time i use it, 3Ds max - gives me several errors and won't start up, Adobe Fireworks won't exit properly.. etc.)
I have tried to restore file permissions and though command prompt, i have also tried to restore windows default system files through cmd and other things.
My computer is a HP pavilion DV6t-7000 so i don't have the retail windows 7 discs to do a upgrade over my original windows 7 and i can't function like this.
Is there a way to restore the Appdata's default 'Hidden and Read Only' attributes?
Or is there a way to run over a windows 7 upgrade from an ISO i can download or something?
Thank you very much
Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:16 AMModeratorHi,Please provide more error message and more error code for further troubleshoot. In my opinion you can try to check the issue under the Safe Mode. Using System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files.Regards.
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- Marked As Answer by Juke ChouMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Tuesday, December 04, 2012 3:38 PM