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Windows 7: Cannot repin start menu shortcuts

19 May 2012   #1
certifiedtek

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Cannot repin start menu shortcuts

Shortcuts dissappeared pin menu shows up but won't pin after running Cobain backup ths occurred ,
Tried several restore points with no success. No infection.


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19 May 2012   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd start with the System File Checker. If no help, we'd go from there.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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20 May 2012   #3
certifiedtek

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I tried it found no problems, my understanding with this tool is if you dont run it beforehand when you got the computer it has no baseline to compare too. Even if you run it couple times in a row.
Thanks for your help.
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20 May 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Certifiedtek,

Sorry, but that would not be a correct understanding of how SFC works. SFC runs an integrity check on Windows system files to see if they are corrupted or have been modified. If so, it will attempt to replace them with a default copy in the hidden protected OS CAB files included in the installation.

It sounds like you Start Menu's "Pin to" area has been disabled. You might see if using the tutorial below to enable it may help.

Start Menu - Enable or Disable Pin to Start Menu - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 May 2012   #5
certifiedtek

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Tried that wasn't the problem. Works in another profile fine. Was going to copy to another profile but don't if other programs will work with shared databases or not?
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22 May 2012   #6
certifiedtek

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

User profile is corrupt, created new profile copied over old with easy windows transfer to usb
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22 May 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your results and solution.
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