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Windows 7: Random items missing from start menu all of a sudden

30 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random items missing from start menu all of a sudden

First of all, not sure if this is the right place to post this. If not, correct me please. anyway, today when I booted on my computer a few items were missing from the start menu. Ran Malwarebytes and came up clean. So far I noticed paint.net, movie maker and media player are gone. They are on the hard drive, I can get to them other ways, but not on the start menu. First of all wondering how this may of happened, and secondly, if there is some way to non manually recover the start menu?

Thanks
Jack

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30 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jack,

If you like, the tutorial below can help restore any missing default shortcuts in the Start Menu.

Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks! That helped with media player and such, but i guess i will have to restore the rest my self. Any thought on what could have caused this?
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30 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. It's hard to say what the cause could have been, but you might look into anything that you did right before this happened to see if it may have been a reason.
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