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do you still have a virus? I tried to update Google and I got Google update installation failed …0x80004002. 4. Would restoring that help or make things worse? hateadub permalink You should just run the fix anyway, those are long keys. http://2theprinter.com/start-menu/start-menu-folders-empty.php

Awesome thanks! Windows Vista & 7 Still looking into it. I hope this is working for people. About the Author Chris Kirby - Owner, The Computer Group Chris Kirby is the owner of The Computer Group and regular contributor to the blog. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/412072/start-menu-all-program-folders-empty-following-virus-removal/

Windows 10 Start Menu Not Showing All Programs

Using the site is easy and fun. Note: Some disk cleanup utilities such as CCleaner may delete the SMTMP folder. First, after your computer is cleaned of any infections, run unhide.exe.

Check the Qooo folder under Quarantine and look for that path mentioned above. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Join over 733,556 other people just like you! Restore Start Menu Windows 7 Thanks!

Start Menu - all program folders empty following virus removal Started by AJM2011 , Jul 30 2011 01:16 PM Please log in to reply 4 replies to this topic #1 AJM2011 All Programs Missing From Start Menu Windows 7 Discussions cover Windows installation, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, service packs, and other Windows Vista-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Folders Inside the Start Menu -> All Programs say "(empty)" by Getting redirects? I definitely had the same issue you described in your comment when i deleted that key.

Watching this post for replies slefishman1984, Jun 20, 2011 #9 slefishman1984 Joined: Jun 20, 2011 Messages: 13 **** UPDATE ***** When getting Windows Recovery XP The virus/scareware hides the start C Programdata Microsoft Windows Start Menu I have used the windows system restore to take the PC back before this happened. i had a few files missing but not all and was soo frustrated that i couldn't figure it out. Once you find one, you will find all the others.

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Reply Soozy permalink Huge thanks! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2603415 I am still looking for spot for vista and windows 7. Windows 10 Start Menu Not Showing All Programs Jack Hackett, Jun 11, 2011 #6 pete95 Joined: Jun 11, 2011 Messages: 4 Hello Jack and thank you. All Apps Missing Windows 10 Also, you can try and get them from another PC.

Good luck. http://2theprinter.com/start-menu/start-menu-all-programs-empty.php Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Vista forum 3 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions icon Also shutting down seems to take longer and so does starting up. BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! Programs Disappeared Windows 7

Best Wishes……….. Reply hateadub permalink Yikes, doesnt sound good. Any idea how to get the icons for the various program folders back to how they looked before? get redirected here A pop-up window will open: Highlight everything in "Path" box, right click on it, click "Copy" Go back to Avast "Properties" window, right click inside "Target" box, click "Paste".

Reply Ric permalink Worked for me too. Windows 10 Apps Not Appearing In Start Menu There are sites that allow you to download default windows services (accessories, windows update…etc). Solved: Start menu shortcuts missing after virus cleanup Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bascotie, May 27, 2011.

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Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Please feel free to leave a comment! If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run. Microsoft Office Disappeared Windows 10 Please try again now or at a later time.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Thanks! Reply Rachael permalink Worked first time without even restarting my laptop after! useful reference I found a fix for this, which was to restart the Network List Service but the problem keeps coming back after each restart.

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Next, you want to Paste those items into your start menu. There are no files in the smtmp folders, such as C:\Documents and Settings\Bill\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp\1\Programs\Games.

pete95, Jun 11, 2011 #5 Jack Hackett Joined: Nov 19, 2006 Messages: 1,938 Use Grinler's Unhide.exe to make your files visible again, download the following program to your desktop: Unhide.exe Once I have no reason to lie or mislead anyone. System manufacturer and mdoel? Folder 1 contains your start menu icons.

CHECK HERE AS WELL. IMPORTANT! Bascotie, Jun 11, 2011 #8 slefishman1984 Joined: Jun 20, 2011 Messages: 13 Bascotie said: ↑ Thanks. view all blogs...

Go back to AppPaths window and find Avast entry. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Advertisement Bascotie Thread Starter Joined: Sep 20, 2009 Messages: 301 Hi guys, I recently removed the Windows 7 Recovery virus, but now a Norton Anti-virus "helpful" feature?Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I find the easiest way to restore the shortcuts it to go to: C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu If the Program Data folder is not visible, you will need to change your Folder

Right click on Avast line, click "Edit".