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Missing Programs in start menu

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#1 billamsky


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:56 AM

My computer was so slow so I started deleting files. Accidentally I deleted all the shortcuts in the "Program Files". When I pressed the start menu I was shocked to find out that all the programs of this menu are missing! (system tools, Microsoft office...everything!!! Is there any way that I can recover those "shortcuts" in the start menu?
I have a windows XP Pro Sp3.

Thanks for your help.

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#2 Broni


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:47 AM

Most likely you'll have to do it manually.
See here: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/46010-how-to-restore-files-hiddendeleted-by-windows-recovery-virus/
Scroll down to "Method 3".

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#3 cogs10


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:19 PM

look in the recycle bin, if they're there, highlight and right click, then click 'restore'.
if your comp is slow, it probably needs more work than deleting files. we can help.

Edited by cogs10, 06 October 2011 - 07:21 PM.

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