start menu shortcuts disappeared

July 21, 2009 at 12:59:22
Specs: Windows XP
Help! Total Forum Noob but .... aaaahhh!

Recently installed Baldurs Gate 2 and Throne of Bhaal exp.
Most of my many shortcuts have now vanished from Start menu - All programs - All Games !! Really irritating !! Used CCleaner and it wants to delete these expired shortcuts! How can I re-connect them and restore my menu? Thanks anyone ?

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July 21, 2009 at 13:35:15
Check at these two locations ----
The Start Menu a User sees comes from two folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs

Where username denotes your User Account configured on the computer.

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July 21, 2009 at 14:07:51

Click Start>Run then copy & paste or type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

Click OK.

Restart your computer.

Note that the spacing is important.


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July 21, 2009 at 16:33:47
Thanks for speedy responses.

When i ran CCleaner a second time old shortcuts gone - must have pressed OK TO FIX - but thought I hadn't ?

Shortcuts not there when i ran CCleaner again. Only a request to fix :

Missing MUI Reference @C:\WINDOWS\system32\en-US\mstsc.exe.mui,-4004 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache

Is that because I tried Suggestion 2 from Tufenuf?

What does:
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
actually do?

However, thanks very much to Chuck 2 and Tufenuf for help.

I think i was too hasty clicking to install shortcuts in startmenu
If in doubt - don't do it.

I have managed to copy over all my AllUsers AllGames shortcuts with BG2 by mistake (but not the ones in User AllGames tho) :(

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