Did the Room of Requirement work after Crabbe's Fiendfyre?

Or did it just destroy one of the forms that The Room of Requirement can take on (the Room of Hidden Things), but not explicitly the others?

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    Unknown. Though I like to imagine Trelawney going back there a year or so later to deposit some sherry bottles and getting the fright of her life. Mar 8, 2017 at 12:42
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    @TheDarkLord - I'm sure you would.
    – ibid
    Mar 8, 2017 at 22:25

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Ron wondered the same thing.

‘Where’s Ginny?’ he said sharply. ‘She was here. She was supposed to be going back into the Room of Requirement.’

‘Blimey, d’you reckon it’ll still work after that fire?’ asked Ron, but he, too, got to his feet, rubbing his chest and looking left and right. ‘Shall we split up and look –?’

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer in the canon. The room isn't accessed again in the books or follow-up play.

It may interest you to know that Pottermore poses much the same question on its own page about the Room of Requirement, again without conclusion.

The Room may no longer exist

Once Harry has retrieved the diadem Horcrux, the room is overrun by Fiendfyre started by Malfoy's crony Vincent Crabbe. The flames killed the foolish Crabbe, but Ron suspects the Fiendfyre was so powerful, it might have damaged forever the room that wizards need most.

Everything you need to know about the Room of Requirement

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    What follow-up play?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Mar 8, 2017 at 13:27
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    @Randal'Thor the Cursed Child
    – Kyle V
    Mar 8, 2017 at 14:21
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    @KyleV - Whoosh
    – Valorum
    Mar 8, 2017 at 16:01
  • Pottermore poses much the same question on its own page about the Room of Requirement, again without conclusion Well if that's all Rowling said about it, than Pottermore couldn't really write anything else.
    – ibid
    Mar 8, 2017 at 22:28
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    Thematically, the Room should regrow itself and reappear unexpectedly after a few decades; hopefully, Hermione documented it for a new generation of students.
    – Gaurav
    Mar 9, 2017 at 0:14

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