1. Joined : Mar 2015
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       27 Mar 2015 #1

    Start Menu is not working


    (Sorry if this is in the wrong location. I couldn't post it to the bsod forums because it only wants bsod) I recently installed Windows 10. I had this problem where explore.exe kept restarting. My friend had this problem too. He told me to create a new user. So I did. He also said to go to "c:\users\old user" and copy everything from there to save my stuff. It was about 50 gbs so I did folder by folder. When I goto Appdata, I copied everything from the old user onto the new one. But I accidentally deleted almost everything in Local. Now, the start menu isn't working and Windows Update isn't either. I do have a system restore from before I deleted it. Should I restore it?

    As I am typing this, I am running sfc /scannow
    Edit after ^^^: Got an error " Windows Resource Protection could not preforom the requested operation."
    Please help!
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       27 Mar 2015 #2

    I may be wrong but I do not believe sfc /scannow works on Windows 10. Yes it does look here SFC Command - Run in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 32
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       27 Mar 2015 #3

    Gary said: View Post
    I may be wrong but I do not believe sfc /scannow works on Windows 10.
    Is there anything I can do to fix this? (My problem not the scan)
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       27 Mar 2015 #4

    sammyandsam said: View Post
    Is there anything I can do to fix this? (My problem not the scan)
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 32
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       27 Mar 2015 #5

    I went to how to run on 10 section. It says I need a specific file. But I deleted Local.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,564
    Windows 10 Pro
       27 Mar 2015 #6

    sammyandsam said: View Post
    When I goto Appdata, I copied everything from the old user onto the new one. But I accidentally deleted almost everything in Local.
    Hi Sammy, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    There is a very good reason why Windows hides system folders C:\ProgramData and the %UserProfile%\Appdata by default, why they should remain hidden and why you should never copy them to another installation or, in case of the AppData and its subfolders not even to another user profile in the same installation.

    The AppData and ProgramData folders basically have the same main function, they contain application specific data. The difference is that whereas the ProgramData folder contains the app data shared by every user, the AppData contains the user specific information.

    Each Windows computer, each new installation has its own unique security identifier (SID). Each user profile on each computer also have the SID, see here the list of user profiles and their security identifiers on my computer (screenshot from the registry editor, click to enlarge):

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    A lot of the application data is tied to either the username or this SID. A fast way to get a totally screwed Windows is to copy AppData to another user profile. In general a good "rule of thumb" is never to copy AppData. Of course there are exceptions, for instance the profile folders for browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Opera can safely be copied from AppData\Local and AppData\Roaming to the same location on a new computer or another profile on the same computer. Kodi / XBMC is also a good example, its folders in AppData can be copied. However, these are only exceptions of the rule!

    In my opinion you should start from beginning, reinstall.

    Kari
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
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       27 Mar 2015 #7

    sammyandsam said: View Post
    I went to how to run on 10 section. It says I need a specific file. But I deleted Local.
    I agree with Kari. Reinstall is probably the best thing you can do.
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