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Windows 7: Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

09 Aug 2012   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Ivsunz. I'm happy to hear that it was able to help. :)

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03 Mar 2013   #21

windows 7 home premium 32bit

OMG . . . . You Fricking Rocked it!!! Thanx for the very PREcise; CONcise and most importantly Spot on help tutorial that I can't remember any other such as easy and quick to follow and to a quick gratification of succession to my problem. My Hat is off to you, well in-knowledged Sir !! Hats Off! I Bow to your worthiness !
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03 Mar 2013   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome lilninja, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it could help. :)
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25 May 2013   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thank you.
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25 May 2013   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Frodi. :)
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20 Oct 2013   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium
Restoring Administartive Tools

Please ignore all of the following quotation marks.

Following the tutorial I ended up with a list of shortcuts in a folder called "Administrative Tools" So, so good. I right clicked on the first one and selected Properties.

In the window I saw %windir%\system32\secpol.msc /s

When I clicked on the General tab I got the following error message:

The title was "Problem with Shortcut"

The error message was:

"The name '%windir%\system32\secpol.msc' specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path name and file name are correct."


Needless to say it was no effort to try that a few more times from scratch, but I continued to get that error message. I can live with Administrative Tools on the desktop but I'd rather not. Have you any ideas about where I can go from here?


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20 Oct 2013   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Gerry,

No worries. Your Windows 7 Home Premium edition does not have "Local Security Policy" (secpol.msc) included in it. This is why you got that error since that file could not be found at the location specified by the target path.

I just included all of them in the download for people to pick and choose which ones they wanted to restore. You should be able to restore the ones that you do not get this error with though. :)
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21 Oct 2013   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium
Administrative Tools


Thanks a lot. I just dragged and dropped them onto "All Programs" - the icon was also missing. Between that and GodMode I'm fine. Since you have never, to my knowledge, posted anything about GodMode, I won't either. There's a lot of ways to destroy your O in there. :)

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21 Oct 2013   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Sure I have. I've just always used the official "Control Panel All Tasks" name for it instead. :)

Control Panel All Tasks List Shortcut

Control Panel - Add or Remove "All Tasks" (God Mode)
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26 Jun 2014   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Shawn,
I get this message (snip) when I try to unblock Print Management and Security Management Configuration, what can I do? Thanks.
Never mind Shawn, I have failed to read GerryR's post , all sorted.

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