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Windows 7: No accessories in start tab, & libraries folder mucked

23 Jan 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go the the directory C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\. Is there a folder called Programs?

I am working from Vista now, so the directory could be wrong.


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23 Jan 2010   #12
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Go the the directory C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\. Is there a folder called Programs?

I am working from Vista now, so the directory could be wrong.
dunno about that as the path for me in windows 7 its
  • C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and Accessories is in there .........

I reckon you could try running sfc /scannow to repair the .dll library and if that doesnt work then a system restore as suggested by "Jonathan_King" may be the only way
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24 Jan 2010   #13
kazaam

XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Go the the directory C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\. Is there a folder called Programs?

I am working from Vista now, so the directory could be wrong.
dunno about that as the path for me in windows 7 its
  • C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and Accessories is in there .........

I reckon you could try running sfc /scannow to repair the .dll library and if that doesnt work then a system restore as suggested by "Jonathan_King" may be the only way
woah woah, that all sounds really complicated lol

I have managed to fix it, but thanks for ur help, much appreciated.

I even made a tutorial in tutorials section to help others with the same or similar problems but whenever I search for it, it says

you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
Google search "restore expandable accessories" and it comes up, can you access it, or has my tutorial just been scrapped?
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25 Jan 2010   #14
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kazaam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Go the the directory C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\. Is there a folder called Programs?

I am working from Vista now, so the directory could be wrong.
dunno about that as the path for me in windows 7 its
  • C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and Accessories is in there .........

I reckon you could try running sfc /scannow to repair the .dll library and if that doesnt work then a system restore as suggested by "Jonathan_King" may be the only way
woah woah, that all sounds really complicated lol

I have managed to fix it, but thanks for ur help, much appreciated.

I even made a tutorial in tutorials section to help others with the same or similar problems but whenever I search for it, it says

you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
Google search "restore expandable accessories" and it comes up, can you access it, or has my tutorial just been scrapped?
would have to ask a moderator about that , but can I ask how did you fix it in the end ?
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25 Jan 2010   #15
kazaam

XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kazaam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post

dunno about that as the path for me in windows 7 its
  • C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and Accessories is in there .........

I reckon you could try running sfc /scannow to repair the .dll library and if that doesnt work then a system restore as suggested by "Jonathan_King" may be the only way
woah woah, that all sounds really complicated lol

I have managed to fix it, but thanks for ur help, much appreciated.

I even made a tutorial in tutorials section to help others with the same or similar problems but whenever I search for it, it says

you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
Google search "restore expandable accessories" and it comes up, can you access it, or has my tutorial just been scrapped?
would have to ask a moderator about that , but can I ask how did you fix it in the end ?
To fix the libraries problem I followed the tutorial link someone posted here on this thread.

As for the Accessories folder under All Programs, I had Autoclick installed, and during installation of this program, it made an expandable folder under All programs, so I right-clicked on autoclick under All Programs (without expanding), then the folder opens and delete whatever is in there, in my case it was autoclick and an uninstall autoclick thing. After deleting them, I copied the accessories folder from

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

Then it started asking me something about mergine, etc, I just mucked around a bit and changed the name of the folder to Accessories1 (Can't remember whether it was in All Programs or windows explorer.

But it's working just as it was before.

Then I uninstalled Autoclick by going to uninstall a program.

All sorted! :-)

I even made a tutorial in the tutorial section, I called it
Restore Expandable Accessories Folder in All Programs



If you google it, it comes up but I can't click on it for some reason, maybe because it wasn't as sophisticated and professional as all the other tutorials made by others.

Oh well, I was only trying to help others.
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16 Apr 2011   #16
salmankhan

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

This issue should be caused by folder missing.

You can check it under:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\

Right click on Programs folder and choose properties, click Previous Versions.

Please check if other version includes Accessories folder.

If the issue still persists, you can copy C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories folder from another computer to problem computer.

Hope it helps.
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