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Windows 7: Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

27 Apr 2011   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ok niceguy,

Here you go mate. Fresh out of the tutorial oven. :)

Administrative Tools - Cascading Desktop Context Menu

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27 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate

Wow, so quick, love you mate.
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27 Apr 2011   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome mate. :)
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15 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 64 home premium
Thank you

Why cannot Microsoft give such a simple, workable fix? Of course the real question is why this happens? I lost almost all links in the folders under the start|program files.
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15 May 2011   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome barkbarkwoof, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here's a tutorial for the default Start Menu links if needed as well.

Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts
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02 Oct 2011   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64

This isn't completely true. I have no folder "ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\" because I purposely deleted it, but Administrative Tools is still accessible through my Control Panel.
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02 Oct 2011   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello fjawodfc,

Sorry, but it's certainly completely true.

The ProgramData folder is a hidden system file folder. As a test, use the tutorial below to temporarily unhide your hidden system files to check to see if you still actually have this folder or not. When it's hidden, you will not see it, so you may have mistakenly thought you deleted it when you did not, and is why it still opens from the Control Panel.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope this helps,
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09 May 2012   #17

windows 7 x64 and XP

Thank you brink/Shawn

I had spent 3 days on this, and your solution took 10 minutes

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09 May 2012   #18

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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09 Aug 2012   #19

windows 7 Pro, 64 bit
Recover System Admin. Tools

Had this problem. Your 'fix' saved the day- thanks very much Shawn!
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