Using your guide I was able to clean everything up, re-set the registry, unhide the files and get things in much better shape. But I was dissapointed to find that the .lnk files in \ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
had actually been deleted. not just hidden. When I ran "unhide.exe" from your side it did unhide all the folders, but all the folders are empty and missing their .lnk files.
lnk files in the roaming profile Start Menu did re-appear so the user Start Manu pieces are fine.cd
So my question there is, what is the best way to rebuild the common part of your Start Menu?
I am going to assume that creating a new profile is not going to do it, because it is the common parts of the Start Menu that were destroyed. I am also guessing that repairing installed applications will also restore some of the shortcuts... but what a pain!
Any thoughts on how to repair this last step easily?
Edited by Blade Zephon, 17 June 2011 - 10:40 AM.
Moved to AII for initial assistance. ~BZ