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Serious Serious Problem!

Postby Indy Anna Jones » May 31st, 2016, 4:06 pm

After doing a routine update, I went to play a game and noticed that all of the custom courses and libraries had been deleted from the course register. I tried to reinstall them both from the PGA course bin and after dragging them to desktop; no go with either method. So I deleted PGA from my computer (stupid me, I didn't uninstall.) I tried to reinstall the game, but the desk will neither let me install or uninstall (the necessary files are missing... again, my stupid.)

Any suggestions on how to overcome this mess?
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Re: Serious Serious Problem!

Postby msmvet » June 1st, 2016, 9:57 am

Hi Indy! After deleting manually all the files you could found, I would run CCleaner or Wise Registry Cleaner, to clean registry/path/program errors, and then make a fresh re-install of the hole thing. Hope it works!
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Re: Serious Serious Problem!

Postby SteveHorn » June 2nd, 2016, 9:09 am

Indy! First off welcome back. I did something similar once and I can't be sure what I did to fix it. But first try to do a system restore to a date before you did your deleting. Then do a uninstall and reinstall. If that doesn't work uninstall once again then delete all PGA and Sierra files in your drives. Any courses or arch. files you can't recover should first be moved to another area of your computer before any deleting or uninstall( My Documents is a good place). Then go into registry and delete all PGA and Sierra files. DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING ELSE IN YOUR REGISTRY. I don't know what O.S. your using but if you go to "run" and type regedit in the box it should open your registry. Most of the PGA files can be found in the "software" sub category of the main category's and should be alphabetical to be easier to locate. You can of course try a registry cleaner if your uncomfortable playing around in your registry. That may work I don't know?
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Re: Serious Serious Problem!

Postby Diguelo » July 14th, 2017, 8:09 pm

Anyone that is going to suffer with this problem, my suggestion in the first instance is to back up your entire PGA Folder, i think mine was in the region of 27 GB or so, but its worth doing.

Next go into the reegistry using REGEDIT, word of warning here just use this set of instructions.
Click on the search button in the menu and type in Sierra and do a search, unitl you find the one entry that has a list of all courses libraries and so on, right click on the Sierra folder and select export, Save the key file along with your backups. Makes reinstallation a breeze

Ok now your at the stage to do what Indie and a lot of have done a long while back, delete the sierra folder in its entirity, youll get a warning screen come up to let you know its too big for the recycle bin and do you want to wipe it completey, answer Yes

Ak Indi this is whats causing you issues, the regisrty has the Sierra main key in it, go through your registry using regedit and search, look for any and every mention of Sierra in the thing. As I recall theres usually 3 or 4 of them lying around, just right click on each folder and delete it from the registry.

When you thinik youve found them all do aanother search just to make sure.

Restart your computer, reinstall the game which should now go straight back where it was, put the patch in and then do the courses library thing. You can use the installer routine in game or use the one on the tools menu. Up to you.

Once youve got it all back in place, back it up onto an external hard drive as explained above as well as the registry key. Just in case.

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