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Windows 7: Recent Places and "All Programs" Are Empty

07 Jun 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dirkla View Post
Thanks Brink, but where are all the folders that are in the programs start menu? In the 3rd screenshot you see folders for Adobe and such, but they are not in screenshot 1 or 2. It seems Windows is getting them from another location.

I wonder if the "Recent Locations"-problem has the same cause, is Windows storing recent locations in a wrong folder?
You might check to see if the other folders are at the hidden location below.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

As a test, you might create a new administrator account to see how everything works while in it. If it's doing the same thing, then you might consider biting the bullet and reinstall Windows 7. Especially since this was all do to a virus.


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08 Jun 2011   #12
dirkla

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You might check to see if the other folders are at the hidden location below.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Yes, you are right, all the empty folders are there.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
As a test, you might create a new administrator account to see how everything works while in it. If it's doing the same thing, then you might consider biting the bullet and reinstall Windows 7. Especially since this was all do to a virus.
I created a new administrator account in which the recent locations worked fine...
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08 Jun 2011   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
HIdden? System?

You might want to check the attributes in the Properties window.
It may have set the folders to Hidden or System.

My friend got hit by one of those phony AV malware programs.
It kept changing settings like Hide extensions for known file types.
That's how we discovered that there were more files to delete.
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