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Windows 7: lost all programs listings

17 Apr 2009   #1
mmartinez

windows 7
 
 
lost all programs listings

Hi:
I have lost all my list in the all programs in the start button and wated to know if you have found or know of a better way to solve this issue other than a repair install.

Thank you
Mario


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18 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

You look throught this Vista -> Win7 7068 = Start Menu not working to see if it helps
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20 Apr 2009   #3
lakero

Windows 7 7068
 
 
Fixed it!

Hey I just had the same issue and fixed it. Just go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder and move all of these items out of that folder into a temporary folder on your desktop and your start menu will populate with the default entries. Then move them back and your good to go! Hope this helps someone else!
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20 Apr 2009   #4
mmartinez

windows 7
 
 
It fixed the bug

Thank you
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This is great, I have being re-searching how to fix this issue for 3 days,
Thank you
Mario
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11 May 2009   #5
David Cooke

Windows 7
 
 

It works temporarily. Once you reboot the All Programs menu is once again empty! Good effort though lakero! Maybe this will inspire someone to find a permanent solution.
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05 Jul 2009   #6
DrDCa

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

I haven't rebooted yet, but that's certainly the fix prior to the reboot. Thanks! I'll reboot shortly and report (I don't reboot very often).

Yes, the reboot removed all the programs again. <sigh>
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