Published on May 12, 2011 By scottaco In Object Desktop blogs

I have purchased and renewed OD for several years now. This year, I decided NOT to renew. I figured I'd wait to renew (or repurchase) when I was able to upgrade my OS. Also, I haven't changed my theme, or Icon Package for roughly 5 years. So, to me, it just made sense to hold off.

Today I was forced to reinstall Windows. When I went to reinstall OD from archives, there was nothing there. So...I don't know if I misunderstood, but I was under the impression that I owned OD and all the programs it brought, up to the last version at the time it expired. (With archives being the fastest, easiest way to recover.)

 

Am I forced to repurchase OD, or is there a way to recover what I've paid for?

 

I apologize if I sound crass. This ugly basic blue of Windows is about to make me .


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on May 12, 2011

send an email to support@stardock.com explaning evrything and they may be able to help. Good luck

on May 12, 2011

(With archives being the fastest, easiest way to recover.)

Did you in the past create the archives as is needed, if you did, did you format before OS reinstall and lose them.

on May 13, 2011

Cavan1

(With archives being the fastest, easiest way to recover.)

Did you in the past create the archives as is needed, if you did, did you format before OS reinstall and lose them.

 

With Stardock Central, I know I always checked the archive box. With Impulse, I'm not so sure.

on May 13, 2011

Nimbin
send an email to support@stardock.com explaning evrything and they may be able to help. Good luck

 

 

I'll do that. Thank you.

on May 13, 2011

scottaco
With Stardock Central, I know I always checked the archive box. With Impulse, I'm not so sure.

 

even if you did check it in Impulse.... did you copy your archives to a removable disk 1st or did you erase them all by reformatting over them?

on May 13, 2011

Bichur

Quoting scottaco, reply 3With Stardock Central, I know I always checked the archive box. With Impulse, I'm not so sure.

 

even if you did check it in Impulse.... did you copy your archives to a removable disk 1st or did you erase them all by reformatting over them?

 

I didn't copy them. UNLESS... Where would they be stored at? If it's default location is in documents, I may have them. If it's in program files, no. It would be gone.

 

Edit: I've looked in my Documents archives. There are Stardock folders, but there aren't any archives.

on May 13, 2011

The files are in Programs (SD/OD) and in Users/Documents (yours, not Public) (original program locations - W7x32). 

Archives are wherever Impulse put them... depends on your OS. In mine (W7x32) the archived files are in: C:\ProgramData\Stardock\Impulse\backup

 

on May 13, 2011

Most of my Document backups were of my personal folder, not the All Users folder. I did find one though. I couldn't find any with any archives though.

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