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Windows 7: Start up Menu Folders Empty

08 Sep 2014   #1

Win 7 Home 32bit
Start up Menu Folders Empty

Hi everybody . .
I was downloading a software but most probably got a virus with also. Using AVG, it also gave alert but mistakenly allowed the threat. Later i realised my laptop start up menu folders are empty. All software are working normally as previously but i can't find/open from start up menu. Some of them that i had pinned to start up menu are there in place and can be opened from there. For example, MS Word was not pinned, so when i need to open MS Word, then i open an already saved MS Word file, and do save as to keep original.
When I re-installed MS Office, now its working with all application in the folders.

How can i restore start up menu folders.

P.S. I have gone through similarly related threads and found some of them but couldn't solve my problem.

I am uploading a snapshot of my start up menu folders that empty.

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08 Sep 2014   #2
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10 Sep 2014   #3

Win 7 Home 32bit

Thanks for Helping . . . Tried and it worked. All windows folders came to default. However, i have to manually re-installed what i had installed in order to bring them back to folders. Thanks
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