Windows 10: Lost a file after Windows update!

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  1. Lost a file after Windows update!


    I allowed auto update of Windows, but afterwards could no longer load Word or Excel because this file was missing: AppVlsvSubsystems32.dll


    ARRGGH! What do I do?

    :)
     
    Barbara Buff, Apr 19, 2021
    #1
  2. AsRock Win User

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I'm not sure how differant XP media center Edition is but you could clear the history \ cache if these folders are there.

    Step 1 Register DLL files.

    =================

    By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.



    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

    2. Click Start and Run, type "Regsvr32 atl.dll" (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.



    Note: There is a space between regsvr32 and atl.dll



    3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:



    Regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    Regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll

    Regsvr32 wups2.dll

    Regsvr32 wucltui.dll

    Regsvr32 wups.dll

    Regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgr.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

    Regsvr32 jscript.dll



    Note: If you encounter errors while registering any of these files then skip that file and continue with the next one.



    If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows Update services and temporary folders.



    Step 2 Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

    =========================================

    1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

    2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

    3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

    4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

    5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

    6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

    7. Please repeat the above steps with the other services:



    Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    Event Log

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)



    Note: Event log service is enabled on all of the hardware profiles; this service does not have an option to enable or disable on certain hardware profile.



    If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.



    Step 3 Reload the Update temporary folders.

    ===================================

    One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update is containing corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.



    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net stop WuAuServ



    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.

    3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.

    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net start WuAuServ



    Please test the Windows Update website and let me know the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.
     
    AsRock, Apr 19, 2021
    #2
  3. Files lost after Automatic Repair

    Hi,

    We understand the issue you are facing and will assist you.

    I suggest you to refer the link provided below and check if it helps.

    The files & folders from the previous operating system after the upgrade to Windows 10 might have been saved in the
    windows.old folder. Check if the lost files and folders are present in
    windows.old folder by following the steps below:



    Step 1: Using Cortana




    • Press Windows icon key on the keyboard and type
      windows.old in the search box.

    • Select the search result which shows folder and drive location of the program.

    • Follow the file/folder path to check the contents of the same.


    Step 2: Using Windows explorer




    • Press Windows logo + E keys on the keyboard to open Windows Explorer.

    • Click on This PC option from the left side panel of the window.

    • Type windows.old in the Search This PC
      box located at the top right corner of the window.

    • Follow the file/folder path to check the contents of the same.


    Refer to the link below on Find lost files after the update to Windows 10 and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/find-lost-files-after-the-update-to-windows-10



    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Apr 19, 2021
    #3
  4. Lost a file after Windows update!

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