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Windows 7: All pinned programs to start menu are gone

02 Jul 2017   #11
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

@ Amon

Any success ?


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02 Jul 2017   #12
Amon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi ethel, i tried the above tutorials and it did not solve the issue.
@bawldiggle no
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02 Jul 2017   #13
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Amon, Here is one more tutorial to try, hope for success.



Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts
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02 Jul 2017   #14
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Amon, I run Malwarebytes Adware Cleaner every now and then, it is harmless, you could also try this.




https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner
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02 Jul 2017   #15
Amon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hi Amon, Here is one more tutorial to try, hope for success.



Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts

Hi Ethel, thanks for replying I went through the tutorial and downloaded the zip file. I found out it is for the All Programs list which was already there. The all programs list was not affected in anyway.
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03 Jul 2017   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Amon mate the sfc some advise it run for three runs try that and if there is nothing up try these please

Disk Check < if necessary include the /f switch and if this does not makeany improvement then just run this switch instead /r in the commandline as per Option2

Runthese in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs –you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary




ifno fix then these




http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ (now owned by Malwarebytes I believe but still run it)

ADWdownload from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with themalware scans

(NBIf you are running Kaspersky as the main AV then it might needdisabling it when trying ADW because it does not like it at times)
Now if the Malwarebytes runs the paid for version as they are offering it for a two week tria then it mya like Kaspersky as mentioned not play with your own AV l

Just out of interest the machine looks to be of a reasonable age and for Ultimate 2GB RAM is a tad on the low side (in my mind) I would personally run 4GB but that is a by the by to your issue - or not?
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03 Jul 2017   #17
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi,

Take a look at this thread the original poster's (OP's) problem appears to be the same as yours, and the number 7 post by Bill2 offers a solution, you can follow his instruction but check Brink's tutorial for more insight.

I'd try options Two or Three in the tutorial that Brink edited in since your having problems with the jump list and not just one particular program. Brink's .bat file in option two does what Bill2 instructs, only automatically.

If you use option three, remember to:
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5. Log off and on, or restart the computer to fully apply.

6. Your jump lists have been reset and cleared to be empty now. It may take a day or two afterwards before the jump lists repopulate.

Source: Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items
Hope to hear from you in a couple of days or sooner for an update.
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03 Jul 2017   #18
Amon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi everyone, sorry for the late reply

You guys must be doing some funky magic because i am able to pin programs in the start menu once again! YAY!!

I did a second SFC /SCANNOW and got the same result -" Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".

But just like that i went through the start menu > All programs and right clicked some programs and did the pin to start menu option.

And it worked! .

I feel so happy thank you!!!


It is not completely rectified though. I went to the C:\Program Files, right clicked some programs to add to start menu and it did not work.

I want to add the ProcessXP program to either the taskbar or start menu, but it doesn't work.

I was thinking maybe add shortcuts in the All Programs list and try and pin them from there. Where is the All Programs folder located ?

Thank You

Edit 1: I did not try out the solution in the above post #17


Edit 2 : The technique of adding shortcuts to C:\Users\***\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs is working for me now .
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03 Jul 2017   #19
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello Amon, I am glad things are starting to improve. Here are 2 places where the program files are located.

Start Menu, right click Open all Users, Programs

C/Program Data/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs

Hope this helps you
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03 Jul 2017   #20
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well done

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amon
Edit 2 : The technique of adding shortcuts to C:\Users\***\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs is working for me now .
You can add shortcuts and folders to Start menu and Start -> Programs by right clicking in those menus/lists
without drilling down into C:Users etc

A tip: don't RClick on existing sub-menu (folders) items other wise you will create a shortcut inside the sub menu.
If a new list item does not end up where you expected, it can be LMouse dragged to a new location.

It takes a bit of practice, but I am sure you will get the hang of it
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