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Windows 7: Adding shortcut back into start programs

04 Oct 2012   #1
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 
Adding shortcut back into start programs

Hi I have Windows 7 enterprise. I recently installed Adobe creative sweet. I wanted a shortcut to fireworks on my desktop so I went to start programs -> opened the Adobe folder and dragged the icon to the desktop.

I had intended this as a copy not a move to desktop. I can not find a way of dragging a copy of fireworks back to the start -> Programs -> CS5.5

Any ideas?

I could re-install adobe ???

Desmond.


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04 Oct 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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Copy/paste this path into the address field of the Windows (file) Explorer...
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
...and hit enter. See if there is a folder named CS5.5 in the right hand pane.
If so, copy/paste the shortcut inside that folder and it will be available to all users of the computer.

If not, copy/paste this path (change the username) into the address field of the Windows (file) Explorer...
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
...and hit enter. There should be a folder named CS5.5 in the right hand pane.
Copy/paste the shortcut inside that folder and it will be available to the person with that username.


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04 Oct 2012   #3
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

Hi Thanks for that. I have always strugld with this. I have also set to show hidden files as I am the only one using this PC.

Thanks again.

Desmond.
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04 Oct 2012   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Is it fixed now? If so, please mark the thread as solved.

Another way that I debated showing is to right click on the folder in the start menu:

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

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If you see just "Open" - then click on that and it will open the folder of interest.


Or you might see...
Adding shortcut back into start programs-start3.jpg
...in which case, you may need to look in both to see where to copy it back to.


:-)


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