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Windows 7: lost all programs listings

17 Apr 2009   #1

windows 7
lost all programs listings

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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


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

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2009   #4

windows 7
It fixed the bug

Thank you
This is great, I have being re-searching how to fix this issue for 3 days,
Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2009   #6

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>
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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