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Windows 7: Links to newly installed programmes under start menu shows "(empty)"

12 Oct 2014   #1
dammika

win 7 Prof. x64
 
 
Links to newly installed programmes under start menu shows "(empty)"

I have a HP 630 lapto installed Win7 Pro x64 OS. Links to exe files for some recently installed programmes under All programmes in start menu show empty. i.e. when I click to the programme folder appeared under the start menu, it shows as "(empty)" or just a short cut without link to the relevant programme. (i.e no link for the executable file is available).

I didn't restore the machine after installing relevant programmes.

Pl help me to rectify this problem

Thanks in advance.


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12 Oct 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

There's an old thread here with a solution you could try: Most start menu program folders say (empty)

What anti-virus do you have and what other products have you scanned with?
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12 Oct 2014   #3
dammika

win 7 Prof. x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply.
I tried that thred but not sucees because oldest previous programmes are two days back. I am using KAV 6 for windows work stations, Malwarebytes and Regisry Mechanics.

Thanks
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13 Oct 2014   #4
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

This tutorial by Brink may be of help to you. Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts
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13 Oct 2014   #5
dammika

win 7 Prof. x64
 
 

First of all I would like to thank both Tookery and BrightBlessing for providing information.

It was required to change permission of current user as full control for relevant folder/file, before copying short cut to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\relevant folder/file. Once the permission changed it was OK.

Thanks again.
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