restoring previously installed programmes without re downloading


  1. Posts : 66
    Windows 10
       #1

    restoring previously installed programmes without re downloading


    I formatted my laptop today. I did a new installation of Windows 10.
    Previously following programmes were installed in installation directory
    Code:
    Anaconda
    
    Free Download Manager
    Git
    Greenshot
    IrfanView
    MicroDicom Shell Extension
    mypublic wifi
    python
    python2.7
    TreeSize Free
    videolan
    vmware
    vmware vcenter converter
    I have also visual studio code full version installed the setup was 29 Gb.
    I was not sure where it installed so I did not took care to take backup of it but I am looking in my backup hard disks.
    I wanted to know if there is a way to re install every thing from the install folders if I have the installation folders only.
    My concern is mostly about Visual studio code set up.Remaining softwares are not that important I can always download and install them.
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 12,509
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @sandila,

    sandila said:
    I formatted my laptop today. I did a new installation of Windows 10.
    Previously following programmes were installed in installation directory
    Code:
    Anaconda
    Free Download Manager
    Git
    Greenshot
    IrfanView
    MicroDicom Shell Extension
    mypublic wifi
    python
    python2.7
    TreeSize Free
    videolan
    vmware
    vmware vcenter converter
    Yes, if you have the original .exe files you can re-install them.
    You will however, have to set all your preferred settings again and check for updates.
    It might also be a good idea to make sure that they will run on the Win 10 version you are using FIRST!

    I hope this helps!
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  3. mngerhold's Avatar
    Posts : 625
    W10-2009 19042.928
       #3

    I think Sandila is asking if it is possible to install a program, if all one has is a backup of the previous installation (in eg Program Files, or Program Files (x86) ), and if so the answer (in general) is no. I think if I had downloaded a 29GB installation file, I would have kept a copy (correct that - I know I would).
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