Program Folders - Gone !!!

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percyv143

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#1
my program folder is gone. when i tried to open my program folder from start-all program-my folder- ***... it's suppose to be when i get to my folder it should contain most of my favorite program folders but only 1 show and the rest is gone. how can set it back? i got tons of program folder deleted...
pls help....
 

lieb39

Apple lover, PC User
#2
Can you run these program or are they complety gone (they might be hidden)

I used a program called File Scavenger to get my files back when I formatted and I forgot to get some files. Google it...

Good luck!

lieb39
 

yoyo

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#3
Check these four registry keys. One of the entries may point to the wrong folder.
If you find an entry that isn't right doubleclick the value and change it.



HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Shell Folders
Common Programs ............. C:\ Documents and Settings\ All Users\ Start Menu\ Programs

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ User Shell Folders
Common Programs ........... %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ Start Menu\ Programs

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Shell Folders
Programs .................. C:\ Documents and Settings\ username\ Start Menu\ Programs

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ User Shell Folders
Programs .......... %USERPROFILE%\ Start Menu\ Programs

(Assuming that Windows is installed on C:\ )


Before making any changes rightclick the key (folder) and choose export to back it up.
 
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percyv143

Guest
#4
PROGRAM FILES - GONE !

the programs are still there it's just that all the shortcut folder and icons are gone..
thanks.
 

yoyo

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#5
Are there still shortcuts in

C:\ Documents and Settings\ All Users\ Start Menu\ Programs
and/or
C:\ Documents and Settings\ your username\ Start Menu\ Programs

.
 
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percyv143

Guest
#6
there were. i did restore to a previous point and the folder came back BUT all the shortcut icons it each folder is GONE, it's as good as nothing...
what else could i do?
thanks for you assistance.
 

yoyo

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#7
So inside these folders I mentioned above are also empty program folders, or are there application icons? If so in which one?

As a last resort you can go through your program files directory and manually create shortcuts, to fill up these empty folders in start menu.
 
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percyv143

Guest
#8
PROGRAM FOLDERS -GONE

only folder are there. no icons. so i guess the last resort is to create the shortcut icons manually.
thanks for your help. :)
 

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