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Hello & Welcome to JustAnswer. May i connect with you remotely to troubleshoot the issue directly? Thanks
No problem. Hold the Windows Key and Press R. Type msconfig and click OK. Go to the services tab and enable all services, reboot PC and then test restore. If that doesn't work; Run command prompt as administrator; type sfc /scannow and hit enter. Wait for the scan to finish; if integrity is corrupt; then run the following command and hit enter. After cleanup finishes; reboot and test "restore". Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Are you logged in as the administrator?
Please logout and login as the administrator. Then repeat the process above.
Control Panel -> Users to check if the user account you are using is the administrator,.
Start -> Log Off (to logoff) from the current account.
"when main ones are missing" what do you mean by this?
I only see this in the initial message "Windows 10 error 0x80042302 when tried to do a System Restore." List me only 1 or 2 services that are missing. I will get the idea.
It would be best if i take a look at this issue directly; it's a mix of multiple issues. You can see me what i am doing; and you will have the control to disconnect me. If you don't want remote; i can opt out for another expert who may be able to instruct without remoting in.
No problem. I will opt out and open the question to other experts. Once an expert responds; you will be notified by e-mail. Thanks
Download and run through this repair tool: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5mvrk3mnnjpc5nw/tweaking.com_windows_repair_aio_setup.exe?dl=0
It's the best repair tool I've come across, I've had a lot of success with it. At this point I would do a refresh of the PC which will fix the issue, the only thing you will have to do is reinstall any programs that you currently have installed.
Go to settings --> update and security --> Recovery --> Reset this PC --> Get started --> keep my files
If you're trying to recover Windows Live Mail, the only way would be if you have File History turned on; which is not the default option.
System Restore by default only reverts settings, it doesn't touch files/folders.
To check this go to Control Panel --> File History
Correct, if those files were deleted then they are gone.
You can try to go to Windows Live --> File --> import email --> go to this folder C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\
In here it's Windows Live or Windows Live Mail... and see if you can import any folders to see if this is anything you are missing.
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