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Windows 7: Start menu icons disappear!! WTF!

10 Nov 2009   #11
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

if i remove icons and folders from the start menu folder and put them in another folder, then will they appear in the start menu?

Or should i put them back after?

Also where should put this new folder? Should it be in the start menu folder or anywhere i want?


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10 Nov 2009   #12
Kari

 

Create a new folder in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\. The folder you created is then shown on the Start Menu > All Programs.

By default Windows 7 Start Menu > All Programs displays every item (file, folder or shortcut) stored in this Programs folder, also the ones you add there yourself.
Kari
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10 Nov 2009   #13
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I posted a solution to this issue a couple of months ago. Read it here.

Kari
That's not really a solution, but a band-aid fix. Clearly there is something wrong at the heart of the OS that needs to be rectified.
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10 Nov 2009   #14
Kari

 

You are right, this is more a workaround. However, the issue no longer exists in retail version, so MS has fixed it.

Kari
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10 Nov 2009   #15
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You are right, this is more a workaround. However, the issue no longer exists in retail version, so MS has fixed it.

Kari
I have a retail version....
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10 Nov 2009   #16
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awenthol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You are right, this is more a workaround. However, the issue no longer exists in retail version, so MS has fixed it.

Kari
I have a retail version....
Really? That is a big surprise. I am quite sure I read it somewhere in Technet the issue was solved in build 7600.

Have to do some research... With Arnold Schwarzenegger's words: I'll be back!

Kari
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10 Nov 2009   #17
Kari

 

OK. I tested it just now. I'm running Win7 Ultimate Retail, currently 130 items in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. Everything is there, all items showing.

A quick chat with a Technet friend resulted the same news; issue should be fixed now, last build with this issue was 7100. It is very strange if you still have this 70+ items issue with retail version. I have no fix or workaround other than the one told earlier here.

Kari
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28 May 2010   #18
open4biz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry, but that's not the answer. There is no magic number (like 70 icons). You simply just need to rebuild your icon cache with the instructions here:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Simple.
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