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  • Question

  • Hi

    Recently my menu of all programs disappeard. Heres the pic of it.

    Saturday, October 3, 2009 5:37 AM

Answers

  • This is the third time I’ve given this answer is as many days:

    It is a bug and it can mean you have more than about 70 entries in the two Start Menu > Programs folders.

    Try clicking the Windows Orb (Start), right-click All Programs and click Open. Right-click All Programs again and click Open All Users. Right-click the Taskbar and click Show windows side by side. Have a look in both the Programs folders and if there are more than 70 entries, combine some of them or create a sub folder, e.g. Start Menu\Programs\Miscellaneous and drag other folders/program shortcuts to it until there are less than 70 entries. Right-click the Taskbar and click Undo Show side by side. Lastly, using Task Manager, end and restart Explorer or restart the computer to refresh the list.

    The above is a summary from this excellent website http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2009/05/story-of-windows-7-and-empty-all.html

    • Marked as answer by M.B.24 Wednesday, October 7, 2009 2:47 PM
    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1:42 PM

All replies

  • Hi

    Go to taskbar and start menu properties select start menu tab click on store and display recently opened programs in start menu and it stores the recent opened programs
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Monday, October 5, 2009 6:46 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by M.B.24 Wednesday, October 7, 2009 11:28 AM
    Saturday, October 3, 2009 6:33 AM
  • Its not the recent programs that disappeared but list of all programs that are installed.
    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 11:29 AM
  • This is the third time I’ve given this answer is as many days:

    It is a bug and it can mean you have more than about 70 entries in the two Start Menu > Programs folders.

    Try clicking the Windows Orb (Start), right-click All Programs and click Open. Right-click All Programs again and click Open All Users. Right-click the Taskbar and click Show windows side by side. Have a look in both the Programs folders and if there are more than 70 entries, combine some of them or create a sub folder, e.g. Start Menu\Programs\Miscellaneous and drag other folders/program shortcuts to it until there are less than 70 entries. Right-click the Taskbar and click Undo Show side by side. Lastly, using Task Manager, end and restart Explorer or restart the computer to refresh the list.

    The above is a summary from this excellent website http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2009/05/story-of-windows-7-and-empty-all.html

    • Marked as answer by M.B.24 Wednesday, October 7, 2009 2:47 PM
    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1:42 PM