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Windows 7: All Programs List in start menu disappearing

03 Aug 2009   #1
keshek

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All Programs List in start menu disappearing

I posted a thread about this problem last week in this thread: Problem installing MyDefrag 4.1.1
Basically the problem is that after installing some programs, the "All Programs" list in the start menu disappears and is just blank. At the time I thought the problem was only with MyDefrag but today I installed the microsoft Intellitype 6.1 software for my keyboard and the same thing happened. Has anyone else had a similar problem.


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03 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keshek View Post
I posted a thread about this problem last week in this thread: Problem installing MyDefrag 4.1.1
Basically the problem is that after installing some programs, the "All Programs" list in the start menu disappears and is just blank. At the time I thought the problem was only with MyDefrag but today I installed the microsoft Intellitype 6.1 software for my keyboard and the same thing happened. Has anyone else had a similar problem.
Keshek

Its not you its a known bug. when you get over (70 i think) apps in start menu they dis-appear. search for that here at SF. I believe the cure was to make a folder elsewhere, drag the start menu files there and then drag them back a few at a time. Check the search thread to be sure

Hope this helps

Ken
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03 Aug 2009   #3
keshek

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks i guess the reason mydefrag did it and not VLC at the time must be because it added multiple entries
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03 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

keshek

to verify count the number of files (and folders if my memory correct) and if its around 70 thats it
K
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03 Aug 2009   #5
keshek

Windows 7
 
 

Seems about right. I uninstalled a few older programs I dont use anymore and now it is back to normal.
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19 Aug 2009   #6
surogatu

Win 7 RC1
 
 

You only need to remove enough shortcuts from C/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/. It seems the number of shortcuts in "All Programs" from "Start" is limited to something just under 100. (You can see "ProgramData" only if you check "Show hidden files, folders and drives" in "Control Panel" - "Folder options" - "View").
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