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Windows 7: All pinned programs to start menu are gone

01 Jul 2017   #1
Amon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
All pinned programs to start menu are gone

All my programs pinned to start menu are gone (about 7-8 of them) are gone. I can't pin new items to start menu or pin some programs to taskbar either

This happened after i uninstalled Hotspot Shield using Revo Uninstaller.

Before this happened, i couldn't pin programs to start menu for a while.

Once while installing a program i got Warning 1909 Can't create .lnk error message

I also get a explorer.exe could not create shortcut error message

I am using Windows 7 32bit.

How do i resolve this please?


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01 Jul 2017   #2
ethel

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

Hi Amon, Welcome to 7 forums. Could you provide your system information from the link below please?


System Info - See Your System Specs
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02 Jul 2017   #3
Amon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Done.
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02 Jul 2017   #4
ethel

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

Hi Amon, Could you run the system file checker from the below link.


SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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02 Jul 2017   #5
ethel

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

Hi Amon, Could you also post the Windows Edition you have


Click Start Orb

Right click computer

Click properties, and it will show up the top the Windows Edition.
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02 Jul 2017   #6
bawldiggle

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

For what it is worth ...
Reading the wiki Hotspot Shield it looks like HotpotShield might have security holes. maybe you have infections.

Recently I used Revouninstaller PRO to uninstall "usbSafelyRemove", now one of my PCs is without any safely remove and no Eject on WinExp Context Menu.

A clean reinstall is my only solution

Pardon my intrusion Ethel ... over to you
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02 Jul 2017   #7
ethel

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

Hi bawldiggle, You are not intruding at all. Anything anyone else has to offer may help, as I have not used

these other programs.
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02 Jul 2017   #8
Amon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I ran the SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.

I got Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

Windows Edition is Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit Service Pack 1
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02 Jul 2017   #9
ethel

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

Hello Amon, Below is a tutorial by Brink to pin to startmenu.



Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to
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02 Jul 2017   #10
ethel

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

Hi Amon, I meant to add this tutorial in case you are still not able to pin to start menu.



How to Restore Missing "Pin to Taskbar" and "Pin to Start Menu" Context Menu Items in Windows 7 Shortcuts
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