Windows 10: Accidently deleted my start menu folder

Discus and support Accidently deleted my start menu folder in Cortana to solve the problem; Hello, I accidentally deleted the start menu folder located here: C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs I just... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by SamGrant_796, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Accidently deleted my start menu folder


    Hello, I accidentally deleted the start menu folder located here:


    C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


    I just wanted to deleted 2 icons from there. When I went in the folder, only those two icons showed up, so I proceeded to delete the whole folder. Mistake. Maybe the other icons were hidden or something, but most of my programs disappeared from the start menu following that.


    I tried running recuva, but I didn't see any .ink files.


    I don't have any system restore point either.


    Any other solutions I could try?

    :)
     
    SamGrant_796, Dec 3, 2018
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  2. 180sx Win User

    Vista - Weird error trying to delete Start Menu item

    Hey mate (yes im from australia)

    I had this problem just before and fixed it pretty easily.
    Have to use the good old command prompt and delete from there.
    Windows is just gettin shitter and shitter isnt it. might go back to DOS soon lol

    Steps> CMD in run > go to the folder (start menu folder) > type: DEL (watever the filename is) and if it says from filename put in the shortname eg. 034Michael short would maybe be 034Mich~l or sumthing like that.

    THIS WILL WORK, THIS HAS HAPPEN TO ME 4 TIMES NOW LOL fukin vista!!*Bang Head :banghead:
     
    180sx, Dec 3, 2018
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  3. Jenesis Win User
    Vista - Weird error trying to delete Start Menu item

    I'm trying to delete an unneeded folder from the Start Menu. I right-click and then "Explore", navigate to "Programs", select the folder and press delete.

    It won't let me delete the folder! (It is an empty folder.) The error that comes up is:

    The thing is, the folder IS there. I'm sitting here looking at it. Why is Windows telling me it doesn't exist, and more importantly, how can I finally delete this useless empty folder which is cluttering up my Start Menu?
     
    Jenesis, Dec 3, 2018
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  4. Accidently deleted my start menu folder

    Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused Accidently deleted my start menu folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Accidently deleted my start menu folder :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Dec 3, 2018
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