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missing programs in control panel, programs and features list


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#1 Donna22

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:12 PM

I have run into a strange problem. I have searched and found other people with the same issue but no solution. Almost all of the programs in the programs and features list in the control panel are gone. the programs are still there in the start menu and can be opened. But I can not open pdf files on my desktop anymore, I would uninstall adobe and reinstall it but it isn't in the list to remove it. Thanks for the help.



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#2 kunalthechamp

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:10 AM

You looked at this?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/535068/all-programs-not-displaying-under-programs-and-features-list/#entry3375327


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

This is usually caused by a corrupted or long program filename in the registry. Any filenames after the corrupted file name simply

doesn't appear in the list. You have to determine which program is causing the issue and delete it and reinstall.

 

Since widows alphabetizes the list, it could be possible to figure out which program it is. (Worth a shot don't know if it will work or not.)

 

If you recently installed a new program Id check that first.






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