Lost All Bookmarks In Edge After Running Cleanup Programs - Can They Be Retrieved?
Nov 2, 2015
I'm not sure what to do. I ran a few cleanup programs. adwcleaner, ccleaner, etc and opened up edge and all the bookmarks were gone. But also to add I imported Google Bookmarks from my phone into the bookmarks also. So I had all my bookmarks in one place. But the Edge bookmarks were only saved on Edge and I can't remember those important websites I need.
This is very strange, but for some unknown reason Windows 10 will not let me open some programs (e.g. file explorer, task manager, chrome. But, it will let me open Word, Excel and Edge. When I go to shut it down it just keeps running and running. It is almost like some App has taken over part of the system and won't let go. I have let it run for 4 hours and it never shut down. Obviously I have to disconnect the power cord and do a hard boot to get it back.
I have a Windows 10 Laptop. Tried using Task Scheduler to automatically run Good Sync program on a predefined schedule. However, it fails to run the program. My user account has administrative priviledges.
I have a HP Notebook 15-ac134ns Windows 10 Home 64bits from 3 months ago. When I run some programs (at the moment I have detected Firefox, Chrome, Teamviewer, Windows Live MSN, and some others) installed by me, they work normally, but when I minimize them they don't go to taskbar, I see like the windows goes up and dissappears. But program keeps running, so I can locate in running processes.
Then I have to find Explorer process, kill it, and firefow shows up in task bar for a few seconds, so I can click on it and it is accessible again in the very same point it was before.
I have tried to locate the "missing" programs with Alt+Tab or in different desktops, but not available.
I have also tried to pin and unpin the programs to taskbar, but same.
I was sick of windows and decided to switch to linux. I found amazing linux distribution which is called Elementary OS Freya and looks just amazing. Really nice and minimalist. Unfortunately I'm an 3D artist so I'm a software dependent so I can't use linux because the support for programs is horrible. Even though I managed to get Maya working on linux I've got wrong drivers for my AMD graphics card. I tried downloading drivers from AMD web page, but those drivers made my computer to crash and I had to restore linux and try again. So I was pointless because even graphic drivers wasn't working at all, so I had to switch back.
Windows is really good, stable and reliable OS and the program support is amazing, but I'm just got tired of all the same looks. It's just so annoying. Lets take file explorer for example. There's a lot of buttons and everything that nobody's using and it just looks horrible and you have to customize shit out of it to get rid of all that stuff. So as you may have understood I'm trying to make Windows 10 look more simple, minimalist and eye-catching. Linux has this amazing thing that you can change desktop environment. For example Freya OS is basically Ubuntu, but with different desktop environment. Ubuntu's using Unity and Freya's using Pantheon. And the thing is, that if you want to get the looks of Freya OS on Ubuntu you don't have to reinstall your OS. You just install different desktop environment and boom, as soon as you restart your pc Ubuntu loads Pantheon instead of Unity. I thought why Windows couldn't have that kind of stuff. Well as it turns out it can and there is few desktop environments for windows that can change explorer and all the shell and use custom instead, but those look awful. Don't understand why would people even consider using those. Anyways, there is one custom desktop environment which is called LiteStep and it has some decent looking themes, but unfortunately it's kind of old so there's no support for Windows 10. I saw some people taking initiative and making it work on Windows 10, but I couldn't get it working. Well technically I could and I used it with default theme which is even worse than default Windows looks and I tried to download some custom theme and nothing worked because theme required (and all of the themes does) som additional modules. And there's thousands of those and the server was down so I wasn't able to download modules and use the theme. So it was just useless.
So now the only thing that I was able to do was to install som custom themes for windows and so on and I got it looking pretty nice, but there's only one thing left and I can't fix it. I'm using Nexus Dock and I'm having my taskbar at the top of the screen which is okay. It actually looks a lot like Freya OS which is nice. But there's only one thing that annoys me. As soon as I open some program it shows on the taskbar. How to disable that. I don't want to disable taskbar or hide it or whatever. I want taskbar to be on a top of the screen and I want to have dock at a bottom of the screen and when I open programs I don't want to see them on a taskbar.
I have tried to install the latest version of a program that I had installed in Windows 7 but the installation process said that a previous version was still present. The install app offered to uninstall the old version but for some reason did not install the new version. When I tried to install once more I got the same message. I have attached a snip-it picture of the message.
In the past I have had to go around to each computer and set the default programs. Is there a way to create a batch file to set default programs silently for each user that signs on? Like we would like to have Adobe Reader DC, Internet Explorer, and VLC player be the default programs.
So, I want to make my gaming PC as effective as it can be. When the PC is idle (no programs running, except task manager), I have 36 background processes and 26 system processes, Ram usage is @ 22 %, like in the picture below, I have 8 GB 1866 MHz RAM...
I am wondering, is the RAM usage too high, or is it okay for Win 10 ?
I was thinking about uninstalling the Cortana app, because it eats around 35-40.000 K, but if I erase this, I wont be able to use windows search...
Ever since installing Windows 10 (clean) I'm facing several network related issues. Before going in depth I'd like to figure out if it's a problem with my PC or if it's a problem with Windows 10 in general.
I'll just stick to one problem for now.I have a Synology NAS and connected a directory there as network drive. I have some programs there that won't work when run from this location.
GameSave Manager/HandBrake Setup/Notepad++ Setup
"The Application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application."
WinMergeProtable Process shows up in Process Explorer but closes immediately.
Audacity Portable/WinDirStat Portable (and probably more programs using the PortableApps.com Launcher)
"X:ProgramsWinDirStatPortableAppAppInfoLauncherWinDirStat Portable.ini is missing [Launch]:ProgramExecutable - what am I to launch?"
AIDA64 Program works but no icons appear.
There are more but I think those few suffice for now.
All of those programs work fine once I copy them to a local drive and run them from there. Windows 7 ran the very same programs from a network drive without any problems.
I won't even touch the fun stuff like how playing a video from my NAS causes downloads (to the NAS) to stop because of access errors.
apparently the key on the label is the OEM key the manufacturer is obliged to give with an OEM product.
the ' embedded' key found with magicaljellybean is the volume licensing key that the manufacturer uses to bulk activate multiple PC's not strictly a Windows 10 issue.
I did a product key search using jellybean on a Windows 7 PC I am about to upgrade to Windows 10. however the product key I obtained vqb3x .....etc is different from the product key on the sticker on the side of the PC.. .MMVJM....etc
After tonight's updates, this morning I've seen that Store and Edge's icons are white square.When last night I turned off the PC I noticed there was an update and this morning a page of Edge, What's new (get started), opened and the icon on the taskbar was a white square. Then searching for an app in the store I saw that the icon was the same: a white square. (see the screenshots).I did a "sfc / verifyonly"
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240] (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:WINDOWSsystem32>sfc /verifyonly Beginning system scan. This process will take some time. Beginning verification phase of system scan. Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.What can I do now to restore that icons?
I've been unable to find a way around this, but since updating to the 8/05 Win 10 update, I've lost the Action Center (Swipe from right edge) and open programs (Swipe from left edge) gestures on my Surface Pro 2. I've uninstalled the update and regained the gestures, but once it installs again, the same issue presents again. I haven't found a place to enable/disable gestures like these. This is repeatable each time I uninstall and reinstall the update.
I'm using W10 and have Edge as the default browser (I also use Chrome and Firefox). Some programs are automatically opening in Internet Explorer such as when I open Google+ photos or when software updates and shows what has changed on its website. how to change this so it all opens up in Edge?