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How Do I Put An Icon Back Into The All Programs List


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#1 patop

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:32 AM

I admit I did it to myself. :thumbsup: It happened in a moment when my brain was taken over by an :flowers:. And now I hope to fix it.

Instead of creating a shortcut for a program and dragging the shortcut to my desktop, I dragged the icon. Now the icon is no longer in the programs list in the startup menu. I would like to put it back, but it seems impossible to drag it there. What do I do?

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:46 AM

Hi Pat.
I didn't think it was possible but I use the classic menu. :thumbsup:
Right click on the menu shortcut with the missing icon and select properties.
Click the "customize" tab then the "change icon" button. Pick one or navigate to the .exe representing the program.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:52 AM

You should be able to just drag it back. I just tried it and it works.
Click on the icon and hold then move to start menu and as you hold it over it the menu will open.
Navigate to where you want it then release.
You will still have a copy on the desktop that you can delete.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:53 AM

2 ways (among others)


You just drag the shortcut from start menu to your desktop. The easiest way to put back sortcut to start menu is the follow:
a) RIGHT CLICK with your mouse on start menu and select explore.
find the file of the program you want in start menu,
:thumbsup: right click on desktop shortcut and choose copy then go back to explorer right click into explorer and select paste.

That's it.
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You didn't mention which operating system you're using, but on Windows XP, RIGHT click on Start, choose "Explore". ON the left side of the screen, under C\Documents and Settings\Yourusername\Start Menu\, then click once directly on the "Programs" folder to display your personal Start Menu listings. Now, simply drag the shortcut from the desktop to the right window..

You should now be able to check the normal Start Menu for the shortcut.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:22 PM

This is truly the most helpful and fast forum I've run into! Thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:50 AM

Glad you got your problem fixed. Just out of curiosity, how did you fix it?
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