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Windows 7: Accidently dragged and dropped start menu items into Documents folder


30 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 
Accidently dragged and dropped start menu items into Documents folder

I accidentally selected 'Public Documents', 'My Pictures' and 'Public Pictures' and dragged and dropped them into My Documents and they appear as categories (collapsible items) in My Documents. How do I remove them? Deleting only deletes the content within rather than remove these categories. Running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. Thanks.

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30 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Use System Restore to go back to a point before you did it.
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30 Dec 2010   #3

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1 System Restore.
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30 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

That didnt fix it.
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31 Dec 2010   #5

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

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31 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aaron10 View Post
That didnt fix it.
Did System Restore complete or fail? Try another restore point?
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31 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
Didn't work either.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aaron10 View Post
That didnt fix it.
Did System Restore complete or fail? Try another restore point?
Yeah tried a couple all from previous points, none worked.

They're acting as shortcuts kind of.
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31 Dec 2010   #8

 
 

It sounds like you have to deal with the problem via the Navigation Pane. This tutorial might hold the answer to your problem, or at the very least, give you some guidance as to other options you might try:
How to Add or Remove the Windows 7 Libraries Folder from the Navigation Pane
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31 Dec 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you click the start orb, then right click All Programs, clicking "open" will take you to the folder location for your start menu. Clicking "Open All Users" will take you to the folder location for the All users part of the start menu. You can edit the start menu manually by dragging and dropping, or creating folder and shortcuts. Just cut and past the stuff you evidentially put in your my documents folder back into the start menu. Going into folder options and showing hidden and system files will make it easier.
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31 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aaron10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
Didn't work either.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aaron10 View Post
That didnt fix it.
Did System Restore complete or fail? Try another restore point?
Yeah tried a couple all from previous points, none worked.

They're acting as shortcuts kind of.
Didn't answer my question...

Did System Restore complete successfully or did it fail? I'm not asking if it solved the problem, just asking if it completed successfully or not. If not, try it in Safe Mode.
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