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Windows 7: Accidentally Deleted all start menu programs!!


28 Dec 2009   #1

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Accidentally Deleted all start menu programs!!

Im on windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
I accidentally deleted all the shortcuts from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs...
And now i dont see any program in my start menu , obviously , so please tell me how to fix this problem. I have disables system restore , so can anyone just give me his/her shortcuts? The basic ones like paint etc. Please
Or just tell me is there any other fix? A new user will help???

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28 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bogas04 View Post
Im on windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
I accidentally deleted all the shortcuts from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs...
And now i dont see any program in my start menu , obviously , so please tell me how to fix this problem. I have disables system restore , so can anyone just give me his/her shortcuts? The basic ones like paint etc. Please
Or just tell me is there any other fix? A new user will help???

I would try to type the program name in search, when you see it at the top of the menu, right click. There should be a pin to start. Hope it works, get the New Year off to a good start. Good luck
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28 Dec 2009   #3

 

here you go


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File Type: zip start menu programs.zip (45.3 KB, 643 views)
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28 Dec 2009   #4

Xp-Vista-Seven-8 :O
 
 

U r not understanding , everything from start menu > all programs has gone due to this deletion...
Only few are still there , check the attachment , i have just restored Paint by creating its shortcut in Start menu


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28 Dec 2009   #5

Xp-Vista-Seven-8 :O
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
here you go
Thanks a lot!! How to rep?
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28 Dec 2009   #6

 

That might have happened because I removed it for a second because I forgot to remove a shortcut, only took a few seconds, mind trying it again?

Edit: If it doesn't work again give this a shot
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3055511/7%20...20programs.zip
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28 Dec 2009   #7

Xp-Vista-Seven-8 :O
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
here you go
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
That might have happened because I removed it for a second because I forgot to remove a shortcut, only took a few seconds, mind trying it again?

Edit: If it doesn't work again give this a shot
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3055511/7%20...20programs.zip
No probs , i have it now , thanks
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28 Dec 2009   #8

 

No problem, have fun.
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28 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bogas04 View Post
Im on windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
I accidentally deleted all the shortcuts from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs...
And now i dont see any program in my start menu , obviously , so please tell me how to fix this problem. I have disables system restore , so can anyone just give me his/her shortcuts? The basic ones like paint etc. Please
Or just tell me is there any other fix? A new user will help???
Never, EVER disable System Restore.
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28 Dec 2009   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Never, EVER disable System Restore.
+1

If anything, set aside more space (10% at least) in Sys Restore Config to get more restore points which are saved longer.

This is your ticket back from almost any serious problem, even when the computer won't boot - use your Windows 7 DVD Repair console>System Restore.

It is the last chance before reimaging the HD from your Windows 7 backup image, or reinstalling if you don't have one.
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