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How to re-create the special object in User Profile of Windows 7 RRS feed

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  • howdy all,

    i'd much appreciate any kind advice regarding this very small but not-easy-to-solve tech issue as follows:

    well... there is a number of similar objects of every User Profile of Win7 like Recent, PrintHood, NetHood, SendTo, etc always living in 'C:\Users\.... user name....\' folder.

    all these objects look like folders but with shortcut mark on their icons, so those are neither the standard Windows folders nor the standard Windows shortcuts... well it's like a folder with shortcut i.e. link function actually, which always links to the same name full size folder located in another place of User Profile.

    so now I'm keen interested on how to create back such special object named 'Recent' that was first damaged by a not good cleaning software and then manually deleted by mistake.

    Note #1: of course i know that the full size folder connected to this special object has a default location as C:\Users\...user name...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent. and there is no any problem with this folder in my case. it's alive and ok.

    Note #2: also I keep an understanding that it's not so difficult to repair my current User Profile by a creation of a new user profile (and this special shell object will be likely created along with other default components of this new profile) and then copy my curent profile files into the new profile, and finally delete the old one.

    well... although i believe the technique of Note #2 as pretty complicated for such small and not critical issue, and hope that IT pros will kindly advise me a better way to solve this because i like the function of this particular shell object (or maybe it's better say Windows shell link?) and wanna get it back.

    i hope to hearing something soon.

    thank you.

    kind regards,

    p.s. i happened to partly restore this object by copying the 'Recent' object from Default User Profile but in this case after copying this object becomes the full size Windows folder, which comes out to be a full copy of its genuine alter ego C:\Users\...user name...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent but only for the moment of its creation i.e. without self-updating (only my recent items listed in genuine folder at the moment of creation of this new Recent folder are listed there, plus along with all useless contents of this genuine folder as 'AutomaticDestinations' and 'CustomDestinations' system service folders). and this is surely very inconvenient and absolutely not same as it was with my original 'Recent' object, which was showing all recent items including all recent files & folders with real time updaing of their list but without system service folders.

    p.p.s. btw, does anybody know what's the official MS name for such object in-between folder and shortcut (= .lnk)? 















    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:14 PM

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  • howdy Jason,

    thanx 4 ur prompt. well i guess it's not exactly z case but quite close 2.

    anyhow meanwhile of my waiting 4 ideas here my initial question was completely & successfully resolved by me with z kind help of Microsoft Most Valuable Pro person aka Brink there:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/283232-how-re-create-special-object-user-profile-windows-7-a.html#post2332960

    pls refer 2 my final manual on z 2nd page of 2 ones total of that thread if need.

    rgds,

    p.s. d.mn! why i can't straightly post z full size link here, uh?









    Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:30 AM

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  • HI,

    Please take a look at following info:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/folder-access-denied-for-windows-7-administrator/c506c825-a22f-4aff-9a75-9b83bd14ff44


    Best regards, Jason Mei Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 4:58 AM
  • howdy Jason,

    thanx 4 ur prompt. well i guess it's not exactly z case but quite close 2.

    anyhow meanwhile of my waiting 4 ideas here my initial question was completely & successfully resolved by me with z kind help of Microsoft Most Valuable Pro person aka Brink there:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/283232-how-re-create-special-object-user-profile-windows-7-a.html#post2332960

    pls refer 2 my final manual on z 2nd page of 2 ones total of that thread if need.

    rgds,

    p.s. d.mn! why i can't straightly post z full size link here, uh?









    Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:30 AM