Solved Win Debloater


ChrisPbass

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I screwed up. If you want to tell me that system restore sucks and i should be imaging please do that here __________

My laptop, in general, is not working right after win debloater 11. I selectively deleted certain things using the app but it’s just not working now.

All my documents / pictures are gone. Painful mentally, but not that big of a deal.
I ‘uninstalled onedrive’ using debloat but I don’t think I even used onedrive. I thought I had it turned off. I mention this because I know that Win wants to store docs/pics ‘in’ onedrive. I’m really not sure how that works but I’ve noticed when saving docs/pics are in onedrive. I always thought I was saving to my C drive.

And yes system restore keeps failing even though the point is 3 days old. malwarebytes is off.

I don’t know what I’m asking here…where are my docs/pics?!
 
Windows Build/Version
win11 home latest/greatest/updated

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo i3
    Memory
    24gb
    Hard Drives
    M2
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    W11 home updated
I don’t know what I’m asking here…where are my docs/pics?!
Login to Onedrive in a web browser using your Microsoft account. The files may still be there.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
Open the PowerShell and execute bellow command to reinstall all built-in Windows apps.

Code:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

If above command won't work you can also perform in-place upgrade of Windows 11. In-place upgrade is to use to replace the current operating system files on your computer. Unlike a clean installation of Windows, you can start a Windows in-place upgrade when your OS is still running. And an in-place upgrade can keep your files, settings, & apps during the upgrade process. You can perform a Windows 11 in-place upgrade is to use the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool. Make sure to select Upgrade this PC now and click Next. Follow the on-screen guide to perform a Windows 11 in-place upgrade.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
In this video, i will show you the way to restore data using Windows Shadow Copy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
@ChrisPbass


These may help...



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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Login to Onedrive in a web browser using your Microsoft account. The files may still be there.

No they are not there and I don't know why they would be there because I had onedrive turned off.

still reading this thread.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo i3
    Memory
    24gb
    Hard Drives
    M2
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    W11 home updated
In this video, i will show you the way to restore data using Windows Shadow Copy.

shadowexplorer doesn't want to run. missing some service. running dism restorehealth and SFC scannow
corrupted files fixed but shadow still doesn't run

System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Unrecognized configuration section system.serviceModel. (C:\Program Files (x86)\ShadowExplorer\ShadowExplorer.exe.Config line 21)
at System.Configuration.ConfigurationSchemaErrors.ThrowIfErrors(Boolean ignoreLocal)
at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfInitErrors()
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.EnsureInit(String configKey)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.EnsureInit(String configKey)
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.PrepareClientConfigSystem(String sectionName)
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.System.Configuration.Internal.IInternalConfigSystem.RefreshConfig(String sectionName)
at System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(String sectionName)
at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.ReadSettings(String sectionName, Boolean isUserScoped)
at System.Configuration.LocalFileSettingsProvider.GetPropertyValues(SettingsContext context, SettingsPropertyCollection properties)
at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertiesFromProvider(SettingsProvider provider)
at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertyValueByName(String propertyName)
at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.GetPropertyValue(String propertyName)
at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
at m.m(Object A_0, EventArgs A_1)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at m.a(EventArgs A_0)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo i3
    Memory
    24gb
    Hard Drives
    M2
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    W11 home updated
I don’t know what I’m asking here…where are my docs/pics?!
I ‘uninstalled onedrive’ using debloat but I don’t think I even used onedrive. I thought I had it turned off. I mention this because I know that Win wants to store docs/pics ‘in’ onedrive. I’m really not sure how that works but I’ve noticed when saving docs/pics are in onedrive.
If you logged into 11 using MSA, then files are automatically removed from PC and uploaded online.
By uninstalling onedrive, files should be online, but maybe not, if you used 3rd party email to login?
But even if files were not removed, that debloater removes onedrive folders before it is de-synced.
Onedrive can not be uninstalled as simply as they think, so maybe online files were removed too.
Code:
<#uninstallonedrive#>
Write-Output "Running disabling OneDrive..."
Write-Output "Disabling OneDrive..."

If (!(Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive")) {
    New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive" | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive" -Name "DisableFileSyncNGSC" -Type DWord -Value 1

Write-Output "Uninstalling OneDrive..."
Stop-Process -Name "OneDrive" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Start-Sleep -s 2
$onedrive = "$env:SYSTEMROOT\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe"
If (!(Test-Path $onedrive)) {
    $onedrive = "$env:SYSTEMROOT\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe"
}
Start-Process $onedrive "/uninstall" -NoNewWindow -Wait
Start-Sleep -s 2
Stop-Process -Name "explorer" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Start-Sleep -s 2
Remove-Item -Path "$env:USERPROFILE\OneDrive" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item -Path "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Microsoft\OneDrive" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item -Path "$env:PROGRAMDATA\Microsoft OneDrive" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item -Path "$env:SYSTEMDRIVE\OneDriveTemp" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If (!(Test-Path "HKCR:")) {
    New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | Out-Null
}
Remove-Item -Path "HKCR:\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item -Path "HKCR:\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Write-Output "Operation Complete: Disabled and Uninstalled OneDrive"
For there future reference, before getting rid of onedrive, disable files on-demand first!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 & No fTPM (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E & IFX TPM (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz & FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB & 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm (07/19)
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K + Rabalux 76017 Parker (01/24)
    Mouse
    Logitech M330 Silent Plus (04/23)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) & TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge (No FB/Google) & Brave for YouTube & LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    NoAV & Binisoft WFC & NextDNS
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)
    Phone: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 7 (02/24)
If you logged into 11 using MSA, then files are automatically removed from PC and uploaded online.

I don't know what MSA is. I almost POSITIVE I didn't use onedrive in any way. There are no files in onedrive from this laptop. I feel like those files have been shift-deleted.

The only reason I mention onedrive is because I definitely selected /delete 1D/ and I remember when saving docs and such windows would annoy me by trying to save to 1D and I would always have to redirect it to where I actually wanted it to go. And it seems like 1D would have those folders are as defaults to sync.

Do you know anything about shadowcopy? I can't even get it to run, it's missing some .net file but I don't want to screw with it if it's a waste of time

IF I got system restore to work, would it reinstate the doc/pics folders or just settings?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo i3
    Memory
    24gb
    Hard Drives
    M2
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    W11 home updated
I don't know what MSA is. I almost POSITIVE I didn't use onedrive in any way. There are no files in onedrive from this laptop. I feel like those files have been shift-deleted.

The only reason I mention onedrive is because I definitely selected /delete 1D/ and I remember when saving docs and such windows would annoy me by trying to save to 1D and I would always have to redirect it to where I actually wanted it to go. And it seems like 1D would have those folders are as defaults to sync.

Do you know anything about shadowcopy? I can't even get it to run, it's missing some .net file but I don't want to screw with it if it's a waste of time

IF I got system restore to work, would it reinstate the doc/pics folders or just settings?
MSA stands for Microsoft Account.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 build 10.0.26100.1 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 14 5430
    CPU
    Intel i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    Dell 0GMW80
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 14" and LG Ultrawide 26"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 and 2560 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVME Gen 4 M.2 SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    Dell Trackpad or MS Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    900mb down / 400mb up FTTP
    Browser
    Edge 124.0.2478.19 Beta
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Windows 365
    1TB OneDrive
    Outlook
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio
    Python 3.12.2
    Macrium Reflect
    Dell Update
    MyDell
    Dell SupportAssist
    Dell TB16 Thunderbolt dock
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    Core I5 - 1035G4
    Motherboard
    Microsoft
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Surface touch
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128GB
    PSU
    Microsoft
    Case
    Microsoft Keyboard
    Cooling
    None
    Mouse
    Microsoft Arc Intellimouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Surface Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    900mb / 400mb FTTP
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Have you rejected the idea of saving your files to D, rather than C:\Users?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Fishmill Special
Have you rejected the idea of saving your files to D, rather than C:\Users?

This is a great idea! let me travel back in time! :eek1::eek1::eek1::eek1:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo i3
    Memory
    24gb
    Hard Drives
    M2
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    W11 home updated
I'm screwed. Hopefully my backup is not THAT old. thanks for everyone's help.

Shadowcopy seems like it might help but I can't get it to work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo i3
    Memory
    24gb
    Hard Drives
    M2
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    W11 home updated
OK @FreeBooter hooked me up with a utility called shadowcopy that I couldn't get to work...and then tried shadowexplorer. I finally got that to work. Found everything.

I SHALL start imaging again. I image on computers I am responsible for, at work, but mine...no. So I will start imagine and maybe toss in another for /user/ME
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo i3
    Memory
    24gb
    Hard Drives
    M2
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    W11 home updated

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
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