Windows 10: Missing programs and files.

Discus and support Missing programs and files. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi. This morning on opening my Windows 10 laptop the boot took longer than usual. Everything looked different homescreen background and icons which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RussWestfield, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Missing programs and files.


    Hi.

    This morning on opening my Windows 10 laptop the boot took longer than usual. Everything looked different homescreen background and icons which was a clue that something was wrong.

    All my files have disappeared and many programs.

    Remaining programs acted as if I was opening them for the first time.

    I am not too bothered about most of the files as I use cloud storage and separate hard drives, however some of the programs that have disappeared are crucial, such as MS Defender Firewall would you believe.

    I have since discovered that a member of my family turned off the laptop during the night using the power button. My assumption is that this caused the problem.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    RussWestfield, Nov 26, 2020
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  2. Why did the startup window get cleared?

    I didn't missed any step, the list was gone and gone , even after using lot of programs the programs were not listed in that list.
     
    smartali89, Nov 26, 2020
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  3. Files missing from "Start Menu" "All Programs"

    RE: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32bit, Files missing from "Start Menu" "All Programs" list.

    I have several "start menu" programs missing in my "all programs" list. One of the missing entries is the "accessories" folder and all related files.

    As far as I can tell all of the missing files are on the system and they can be found by using the "start menu search" facility. This problem is occurring with other users but I can not find a solution which works to get things back the way they were after installing the OS.

    I am seeing the missing apps and other items at this location in iexplore.exe %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs .

    Everything I have tried to get these items back into my "start menu" "all programs" list has been met with failure except creating a shortcut. A shortcut is not the real fix as it leaves two entries in the folder.

    When I right click on the highlighted "all Programs" box, in the start menu, a small options list pops up, if "open all users" is selected a new window pops up. Inside that window I can click on the programs folder where I can see the missing entries that should appear on my "all programs" list plus those which I presently see on my "all programs" list together in a single directory listing.

    How can I get the above directory list of programs back into the "start menu" "all programs" area so I do not have to go through this extra window and select the programs folder to locate what I wish to run?

    I also noticed my accessories folder has a lock on it while I am in the primary user administrator account. If you know how to get rid of the lock it would be helpful however I can find that information when I get a chance to look up the answer?

    I noticed some hidden (first tier) folders on the C: drive which I made visible while leaving protection on the OS folders. I can now see these folders in an iexplore.exe directory listing. This did not fix the problem in the "all programs" file selection list and I do not remember if this folder was hidden when the OS was installed.

    When I opened up the system to allow a login directly into the Administrator account everything shows up the same as it did when the OS installed along with all other programs installed afterward.

    After some progress I am still here *Bang Head :banghead: and slowly getting closer to an answer. Can anyone help me get there a little faster?
     
    N9ZN-Extra, Nov 26, 2020
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  4. Missing programs and files.

    Error: 'msflxgrd.ocx missing' while installing program on Windows 10

    Hello,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    The issue might be due to corrupt/missing installation files of the program. Please provide the below information to understand the issue in a better way.



    1. Since when are you facing this issue?
    2. How are you installing the program?
    3. Which program you are trying to install?


    Since you have already tried some steps to resolve the issue, but you were unable to fix it. Please let me know the steps which you have tried, so that I will not provide the same suggestions again.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Nov 26, 2020
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