Windows 10: Restore Start Menu Programs

Discus and support Restore Start Menu Programs in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; By mistake I removed all my programs from the start menu, they are installed its just they don't show up here on being removed. How to restore them... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by DarkWazir_VN, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. Restore Start Menu Programs


    By mistake I removed all my programs from the start menu, they are installed its just they don't show up here on being removed. How to restore them back? Windows: 7 Already Tried: Restarted already

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    DarkWazir_VN, Nov 27, 2021
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  2. 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 27, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 Start menu is empty

    Hi. Steps 1 and 2 didn't do much but step 3 has restored what looks like the list of original Microsoft apps but no sign of any of the many apps I have installed. And there are no tiles in the start menu. Any suggestions please?
     
    LesGrant42, Nov 27, 2021
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  4. Darshan J Win User

    Restore Start Menu Programs

    How to restore my All Program link on Start Menu?

    Hi Jose,

    Unfortunately there is no option to remove default apps/programs from start menu. You have an option only to remove which you have pinned to start menu.

    However you can customize the start menu icons by following the below steps.

    • In the search box type settings.
    • Click on personalization and click on start option.
    • Then you have the options to customize start menu.


    Refer to the below article on how to customize the start menu.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17195/windows-10-see-whats-on-the-menu

    Hope this helps, get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
    Darshan J, Nov 27, 2021
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