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#1 PCViper

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:50 PM

Hi there,

I'm sure you are all aware when you click the start button, there is an all programs arrow that allows you to see a big list of all your programs.
Well mine, for reasons unknown, has become a small list that offers no help whatsoever when i view it.

I would very much like to restore it to the large, default list.
Here is a picture of my current list.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/programfiles.png/

Thanks!

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:12 PM

Any chance you recently had to remove any infections ? If not, then ignore my response.

Sometimes an infection moves files to a different location and/or hides them.
Down load & run the "unhide" utility.

If files are still Missing:
After running the unhide tool you may still be missing most of your start menu shortcuts… They can be found in a folder named smtmp inside:
(XP)- C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
(W7)- C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp

These will be there unless you have removed temp files / folders

There might be three numbered folders inside C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp folder. The folders will be numbered 1, 2 and 4.

Inside the 1 folder is a folder named “Programs.” This folder should be copied / pasted to (using XP) to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu, which will already have a folder named Programs but it is safe to overwrite it since Windows will replace the subfolders without creating duplicates.

Inside the 2 folder are the quick launch items specific for the user. Select ALL of these shortcuts and copy / paste to (using XP) C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

Inside the 4 folder are the desktop items that should be copied to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop.


For Windows 7 users, the all users start menu is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and the all users desktop folder is C:\Users\Public\Desktop
Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:34 AM

Could you direct me to a link for this "unhide" utility?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:46 AM

from your picture I see a Combofix icon, have you use Combofix?

:guitar: Take me to a place where time is frozen
You don't have to close your eyes to dream :busy:
You can find escape inside this moment :smash:
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:52 PM

Let's see, if we can recover your missing features.
Download and run UnHide
Let me know, if it worked.

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