Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: lost programs

24 Apr 2011   #1

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?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Go to Start ---> Computer

What do you see if you open the root drive (usually c: )?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #3

 
 

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.


OS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Apr 2011   #4

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...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #5

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 )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #7

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 lost programs




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: lost programs
Thread Forum
Solved Lost Programs and Folder from Start-Up All Programs Menu General Discussion
Upgraded to Windows 7, lost office programs Microsoft Office
Lost My programs icons Customization
Lost ACCESS icon in All Programs Software
lost base programs when upgrading from Vista to 7 General Discussion
lost functions / programs. upgraded to 7 from vista General Discussion
Solved lost all programs listings General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33