Saturday, January 29, 2011

How to Restore System Folder in Group policy option in Windows XP

Due to virus attack, the System folder gets missing/disappear in Group Policy in Windows XP.

Follow this Steps to restore System folder :

run to open Group Policy
1. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\Adm
Due to virus, System folder not showing
System Folder is restored

[You need to activate show hidden files and system files from Folder Option]
Look for system.adm
If it is not present then , copy "system.adm" from C:\WINDOWS\inf folder
and paste it in  C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\Adm
paste system.adm if not present

2. Now , to check , go to Start->Run->gpedit.msc

3. open the tree : Computer Configuration->Administrator Templates
On the right side, if you see System  then its done.

In this way, my problem was solved. This option is needed in order to disable any option of windows such as Disable Autorun .
[To open group policy in windows xp, Go to Start->Run->gpedit.msc]

Please comment if any confusion.

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