Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Shortcuts and start menu went POOF.

23 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

I've tried safemode as well, which led me to conclude that it's probably a broken or corrupt file since the result is exactly the same. No icons and a broken taskbar.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)


Apparently this problem is a manifestation of a fix I used a long time ago to remove the short cut arrows on the icons. Restoring the original settings in the registry will fix the problem or you could use this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Glad to hear you got it solved Buiscki, your always welcome here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Jan 2010   #14

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
Glad to hear you got it solved Buiscki, your always welcome here.
+1 Thanks for posting your findings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Shortcuts and start menu went POOF.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Start Menu - All Programs (Shortcuts)
A month ago, I upgraded my OS from Vista to Win 7. I'm trying to clean up my Start Menu. I have other folders merged in with my All Programs folder (Downloads Folder, Documents Folder, etc) I just want the programs that are listed in the /Windows/Start Menu folder to show. So how can I correct...
General Discussion
Shortcuts to EXE on Start menu Win7 64-bit, converts to menu
Two Win7 computers 32-bit 64-bit On Win7 32bit - to add a short cut to Notepad.EXE file Start > RClick > New Shortcut Browse to "C:Windows\Notepad.EXE" file etc ... shortcut runs the EXE file ... I run primary shortcuts with WinKey > number 0 to 9
General Discussion
Start Menu shortcuts won't delete
For some reason whenever I try to remove shortcuts from the start menu (by right click>remove from this list), it doesn't do anything. It used to work, but I did something (I don't remember what I did, sorry. I think I did something in the Control Panel maybe?) and now it doesn't work. Can anyone...
Performance & Maintenance
Cannot repin start menu shortcuts
Shortcuts dissappeared pin menu shows up but won't pin after running Cobain backup ths occurred , Tried several restore points with no success. No infection.
Start Menu (Libraries) Shortcuts?
So here's the deal. I like the Library feature of Win7, I really do. But recently I have finished completely reorganizing all my files to perfection; keeping them on a separate partition, I no longer have a need for libraries because each type of file is organized in one main folder (all documents...
General Discussion
How to edit shortcuts at start menu???
How I can edit start menu short cuts without any additional program? I want that Office 2010 will be the same arrangement at start menu with the arrow and mouse overlay as on my other pc. It should look like the “first steps” you can see in the following picture. I think I forgot to mark...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App