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Windows 7: dragged program to desktop, how do you put it back


23 Nov 2009   #1

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dragged program to desktop, how do you put it back

hi everyone im new to window 7 and widows altogether, been into mac osx mostly.
anyway I have windows 7 and really like it but theres something im confused about.
I dragged a program by mistake from the start menu to the desktop but I want to put it back and do not know how to do this.
when you open up explorer theirs no program menu i can see, I know about add and remove programs but i simply want to put the program back where it was??

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23 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Right click the icon and check if there's a "Pin to start Menu" Option. I've seen it a lot on my Windows 7 computer, although right now I'm on the Vista one so I can't verify right now.
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23 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

just checked and theirs no pin to start menu option???
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23 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Try dragging the icon to the start button and dropping it there.
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23 Nov 2009   #5

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Redgaz, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Click , right click All Programs and choose Open All Users. Start menu programs are stored here in Programs folder. Copy your shortcut here to show it in the Start Menu.

Kari
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23 Nov 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi Redgaz, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Click , right click All Programs and choose Open All Users. Start menu programs are stored here in Programs folder. Copy your shortcut here to show it in the Start Menu.

Kari

thanks but I'm maybe not understanding this properly, its not a shortcut on the desktop its the actual program thats been moved microsoft works to be exact.
I dragged it from the start menu to the desktop, how do i put it back??
thanks
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23 Nov 2009   #7

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redgaz26 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi Redgaz, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Click , right click All Programs and choose Open All Users. Start menu programs are stored here in Programs folder. Copy your shortcut here to show it in the Start Menu.

Kari

thanks but I'm maybe not understanding this properly, its not a shortcut on the desktop its the actual program thats been moved microsoft works to be exact.
I dragged it from the start menu to the desktop, how do i put it back??
thanks
Everything you want to have in your Start Menu should be placed in the folder I told you. It's no difference if it is a folder, a program or a shortcut. Just copy or move the Works icon to that folder and it's back where you want it.

Kari
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23 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redgaz26 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi Redgaz, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Click , right click All Programs and choose Open All Users. Start menu programs are stored here in Programs folder. Copy your shortcut here to show it in the Start Menu.

Kari

thanks but I'm maybe not understanding this properly, its not a shortcut on the desktop its the actual program thats been moved microsoft works to be exact.
I dragged it from the start menu to the desktop, how do i put it back??
thanks
Everything you want to have in your Start Menu should be placed in the folder I told you. It's no difference if it is a folder, a program or a shortcut. Just copy or move the Works icon to that folder and it's back where you want it.

Kari

thanks that did it.
cheers again
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23 Nov 2009   #9

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You are welcome, nice it worked for you.

Kari
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