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Windows 7: lost programs

24 Apr 2011   #1
johnboy54

windows 7
 
 
lost programs

Not sure what happened but lost programs. Is there anyway to find out if they are still in the computer? If I go to start and all programs the programs that I had are all gone except for ones I just down loaded to get put back into computer. Can anyone help me out here?


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24 Apr 2011   #2
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Go to Start ---> Computer

What do you see if you open the root drive (usually c: )?
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24 Apr 2011   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

Something in your registry may have been inadvertently changed. Perform a full system scan with MalwareBytes. You may even need to run a Repair Install.


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24 Apr 2011   #4
johnboy54

windows 7
 
 

opened up c drive a lot of stuff in there... Looks like programs and other files.. The only thing when I go to start and then programs a lot of files are gone in that area.. I go into add and remove programs it all populates up... seem to be all in that area...
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24 Apr 2011   #5
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

As Orbital Shark suggested, something may have changed in your registry.

Have you tried System Restore? (seems to me my standard bit of advice for the day )
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24 Apr 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The entries in All Programs are only shortcuts. Have a look into C > Program files. If they are there, open the folders of the programs in question and make new shortcuts from the program exes.
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24 Apr 2011   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like Orbital Shark idea. What made them go away in the first place. If something changed the registry; what did it?
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