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    Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    I have no clue as to what happened here or why.
    But all of my recently used programs have disappeared.
    Ideas anyone on how to get them back?
    I looked at Tweak UI and all is Ok in there
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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    System Restore would be my first thought.
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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    Is there a chance that you "accidently" removed them or cleared the list? (see attached). What happens if you run a few programs at random and then come back and check the list? Will it have started a re-building process? Never had this question before.
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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    I always keep that setting at zero and just pin the programs I use most to the Start menu, but felt that "accidentally" clearing or changing that setting would be pretty tough unless you did something to clear all your history and I'm not sure what would clear that menu along with the history. But your suggestion to start using a few programs sounds like a less drastic move. A reboot might also set things right. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    Al,
    Nope, that was the first thing that I looked at. If I start a new program, it doesn't show up either

    Doc, That was what I was thinking I would try next after I see what you folks had to say.
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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    Doc may be right and a system restore be in order, but I might try one more thing first. Try switching to the Classic menu first and then back again to see if that might "goose" it a little. I did look at Kelly's to see if she has anything about it, but I came close but no cigar.

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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    There are a few suggestions HERE to first go to START>RUN and type <big>regsvr32 / i shell.dll</big>

    IF not there are a few registry locations to check, also at that site.
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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    Al and Bob,
    I did a system restore, and all is back to normal. Now I just have to figure out the why. But as they say. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" So will probably just let well enough alone.
    thanks for the suggestions
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    Re: Where are my programs? (XP Pro Sp3)

    <hr><center>Now I just have to figure out the why</center><hr>

    Our's is not to reason why..... we just fix 'em here, sir. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Glad it worked itself out. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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