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Windows 7: Start Menu Folders Wont Delete

07 Jan 2010   #1

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Start Menu Folders Wont Delete

i have windows 7

in my start menu there are folders for programs that i have already uninstalled, but when i try to delete them they dont go away. how do i get fid of unwanted folders in the start menu?

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07 Jan 2010   #2

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Be sure that you have everything backed up before trying this. It seems to be a drastic remedy for a small problem but here you are:

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area
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