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Windows 7: Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

19 Oct 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

How to Restore the Default Windows 7 Administrative Tools


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27 Apr 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok niceguy,

Here you go mate. Fresh out of the tutorial oven.

Administrative Tools - Cascading Desktop Context Menu

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27 Apr 2011   #11
niceguy75

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wow, so quick, love you mate.
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27 Apr 2011   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome mate.
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15 May 2011   #13
barkbarkwoof

Windows 7 64 home premium
 
 
Thank you

Why cannot Microsoft give such a simple, workable fix? Of course the real question is why this happens? I lost almost all links in the folders under the start|program files.
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15 May 2011   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome barkbarkwoof, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here's a tutorial for the default Start Menu links if needed as well.

Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts
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02 Oct 2011   #15
fjawodfc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This isn't completely true. I have no folder "ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\" because I purposely deleted it, but Administrative Tools is still accessible through my Control Panel.
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02 Oct 2011   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello fjawodfc,

Sorry, but it's certainly completely true.

The ProgramData folder is a hidden system file folder. As a test, use the tutorial below to temporarily unhide your hidden system files to check to see if you still actually have this folder or not. When it's hidden, you will not see it, so you may have mistakenly thought you deleted it when you did not, and is why it still opens from the Control Panel.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 May 2012   #17
pchampion

windows 7 x64 and XP
 
 

Thank you brink/Shawn

I had spent 3 days on this, and your solution took 10 minutes

peter
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09 May 2012   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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09 Aug 2012   #19
lvsunz37

windows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
Recover System Admin. Tools

Had this problem. Your 'fix' saved the day- thanks very much Shawn!
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