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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Reviving a "Broken" Program

I had a 3D Modeling program on my parent's computer called SolidEdge. Some genius decided to come help them by cleaning up their PC. He was under the impression that you could move a program to an external drive, delete a bunch of junk on the PC, and them move the program back and have it work fine.

He was wrong.

Program doesn't work and I really need to be able to use this go forward and get access to my previous projects. Would a system restore have any chance of reviving the mayhem he caused?


Why can't it be purchased? It is about 10 versions old and it was an academic version my teacher gave me in high school for homework ect. Files created in an Academic version cannot be opened in a professional version. If that was not so I would look into buying it (and I may anyway once I get my old projects back), but it wouldn't accomplish all of what I need at this time.

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TBH, I'm really not sure about this so I've posted your question over @ 2 other PC specific forums w/ the hopes of getting you an answer.

Bryan

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.ph...roken-program/

http://www.theraptorpit.com/forum/in...roken-program/





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Thanks for doing that, I appreciate it. I feel like this is a long shot honestly. I don't think system restore works like that, but it is about the last thing I can think of.

The guy who messed it up in the first place is trying to fix it but he thinks he knows about ten times as much as he actually does.

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It might be in your best interest to stop him before he hammers any chance of salvaging it.

Just my .02

Do you recall what version it was?

http://www.google.com/search?q=Old+v...ient=firefox-a





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http://www.theraptorpit.com/forum/in...ost__p__108330 Did you see this?





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It is version 10. I have found it out there but nothing that is the academic version (at least that I could tell), but then again I never searched "old versions"

I looked at his reply, i didn't completely understand it but I got the idea. It is what I was hoping for and he is right, it really wouldn't hurt anything at this point.

I'll probably give it a shot tonight, wish me luck!

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Give it hell but personally I'd make a disc image that I could go back to in the event that things go south.





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Do you think a system restore would mess something else up with the computer, or just SE? If the system restore does more damage to SE then so be it, but I don't want to harm the rest of the computer. What would I use to image the disk if I do that? (sorry for the newb questions...)

I was reading some comments on the other link you posted and they don't seem to think it will help. At this point i'm going to consider it totally gone and just be happy if I get it back.

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While I don't think that it would mess things up worse by doing a Sys Resto, in the unlikely and unfortunate event things DID go south, you'd have an exact copy of you HDD before the failed operation and could at least go back to that point w/out any loss other than SE.

http://download.cnet.com/macrium-ref...-10845728.html

http://download.cnet.com/easeus-todo...-10964460.html

Those would be my two choices for freebies. I've used the first many times w/ 100% success but have no experience w/ the 2nd but I've heard nothing but good about it.

If you have anymore questions, please feel free to ask, there's no need to apologize. The only "newb" or "dumb" question is the one not asked.

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