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Shortcuts Added To Start/program Vanish Upon Reboot


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#1 billbarnett1661

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:27 PM

Hello All,

Relatively new PC with Windows {OEM} XP Home SP 2 OS running with
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
ASUS P5K: Intel P35, PCIE x16
4 GB (2 x 2 GB) Mushkin memory
512 MB NVidia GeForce 8500GT
Western Digital 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA 3.0

I have added/installed little over the past week.... Steam/Valve
which is operating normally, Canon LIDE25 scanner which works
well and AVG 7.5 antivirus which updates
and runs without incident.

I have a new odd problem today upon my first usage of the PC.

I dragged and dropped to the start menu/programs two shortcuts
for OFFICE, excel and word. Upon reboot both have vanished. Tried this twice and same result.

Later I went into the Program Files/ Microsoft Office and created same two shortcuts
and dragged to my desktop rather than the start menu. Upon reboot, those have disappeared as well.

My Office version is 2002 but has the latest update of XP Service Pack 3.

Anyone aware of similar problems or a potential fix ?


Thanks, BILL

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:45 PM

Office has its own shortcut bar, if you hadn't yet noticed.

No need to put shortcuts on the Start/All Programs menu.

Look on the right side of your desktop.

They probably vanished because of the way Office configures itself...that would be my guess.

I don't think it's a problem...

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:23 PM

one way that might work is to go to the C:\program files folder and into the office folder and find the exe you want on the start menu.
then right click and go the Pin to start menu

see if that works

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 08:20 AM

Hey thanks,

The right click and pin solution didn't work but what you said gave me an idea
so I found a workaround within Office after changing a setting and voila....
the new shortcuts in my Start menu and on the desktop stay put now.
Nice to have options....

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:40 PM

i am glad i helped (even though i didn't :thumbsup: )

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 07:47 AM

What setting did you change?
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