My own experiences with System Restore is that it deletes or reverts ANY and ALL programs that may have been installed or changed between restore points; elsewise, the whole reason for restore points would be a moot point. Whenever you start the System Restore wizard, it will tell you which programs will be affected. At least on Windows 7, restore points are created automatically on a schedule that the user can alter, and even completely turn off; plus, you have the option to manually create a restore point anytime you choose. The more memory you allocate to restore points governs how many steps you can go back before new points push them off the list.
Elements 7 ~~~ 64-bit Windows 7
On a poverty-level Kentucky budget, a 24-exposure roll of film would have two Christmases and a summer vacation on it and we might have to wait another six months before being able to afford developing the film.
I still have trouble remembering that it doesn't cost anything to take thousands of pictures; it just almost seems impossible to be true.
I am still waiting for some feedback from the user I was trying to help.
Thanks to all for your contributions and a happy new year to everybody
Michel, you are most welcome! Hopefully what the user plans to do -- install anew on a second computer and try to copy the data of the FR_fr subdirectory in the first computer –- will do the job. As I said earlier, I believe it will work; I have done it before.
. . . he had to uninstall and reinstall his Elements version.
Copying the files from a second installation did not work.
Michel, thanks for keeping us posted!
I am baffled!!! Deleting the MediaDatabase and the ThumbDatabase didn’t work; neither did the copy/paste job. Deleting these databases is the usual fix for missing/disappearing effects. As a matter of fact, two of our members have a success story to tell.
I have given more thought to this issue. I am wondering if this is the case of a damaged/corrupted Preferences file. If so, it may explain why deleting these databases didn’t fix the problem. It may also explain why the copy/paste job didn’t work.
This scenario is not farfetched. I remember some cases on the EV forum in which Plan A (deleting the MediaDatabase) and Plan B (deleting the MediaDatabase and the ThumbDatabase) failed to fix the problem. Plan C (deleting the Preferences file) took care of the problem.