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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 12:18:56 AM

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I just did a reinstall of XP and everything is fine. I do have one question
however. When I installed, in the start menu under all programs, I was
showing notepad and WordPad under accessories, and when I installed WORD, it
showed in the all programs section. I created shortcuts on the destop by
dragging the icon, but I think I used the left button in the drag. I have
shortcuts on the desktop but nothing in the start menu in all programs.
Can I get these to show up in the start menu again. I think I transferred
the icons rather than copied them:-) In other words, how can I undo this and
then just copy those icons to the desktop?
Thanks
Dudley

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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 12:18:57 AM

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Use right click to drag and drop. Select "copy".

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Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
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"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:%23L9QuVHHFHA.3092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
|I just did a reinstall of XP and everything is fine. I do have one question
| however. When I installed, in the start menu under all programs, I was
| showing notepad and WordPad under accessories, and when I installed WORD, it
| showed in the all programs section. I created shortcuts on the destop by
| dragging the icon, but I think I used the left button in the drag. I have
| shortcuts on the desktop but nothing in the start menu in all programs.
| Can I get these to show up in the start menu again. I think I transferred
| the icons rather than copied them:-) In other words, how can I undo this and
| then just copy those icons to the desktop?
| Thanks
| Dudley
|
|
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 7:26:39 PM

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Yup! That would most likely be the part where I said, "but I think I used
the left button in the drag. " :-))
My problem is undoing what seems to have been a left drag and drop to create
a shortcut on the desktop which has taken the icons off the start menu all
programs list. They are however listed on the left top section of the start
menu. (but no longer in the add programs list)
What I need is to find out how to get these programs back on that list, or
if they should be simply appearing on the top start menu as they are now.
Thanks
D
"» mrtee «" <hingelicker$@new.rr.com> wrote in message
news:e3bcyhHHFHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Use right click to drag and drop. Select "copy".

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Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:%23L9QuVHHFHA.3092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
|I just did a reinstall of XP and everything is fine. I do have one question
| however. When I installed, in the start menu under all programs, I was
| showing notepad and WordPad under accessories, and when I installed WORD,
it
| showed in the all programs section. I created shortcuts on the destop by
| dragging the icon, but I think I used the left button in the drag. I have
| shortcuts on the desktop but nothing in the start menu in all programs.
| Can I get these to show up in the start menu again. I think I transferred
| the icons rather than copied them:-) In other words, how can I undo this
and
| then just copy those icons to the desktop?
| Thanks
| Dudley
|
|
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Anonymous
February 28, 2005 3:26:56 AM

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Top left start menu - right click » click / unpin from start menu » after you recreate it in the all programs menu » right click / copy whereever you want it.

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Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:%23i66xLRHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| Yup! That would most likely be the part where I said, "but I think I used
| the left button in the drag. " :-))
| My problem is undoing what seems to have been a left drag and drop to create
| a shortcut on the desktop which has taken the icons off the start menu all
| programs list. They are however listed on the left top section of the start
| menu. (but no longer in the add programs list)
| What I need is to find out how to get these programs back on that list, or
| if they should be simply appearing on the top start menu as they are now.
| Thanks
| D
Anonymous
February 28, 2005 3:26:57 AM

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Thank you for taking the time with this, but I must be missing something
obvious that I should be doing. If I unpin....say Wordpad from the upper
left start menu. then reboot the computer, Wordpad doesn't appear in the add
programs side of things. It's how to get it into the add programs menu that
is the missing link for me. What do I have to do to get Wordpad to appear in
that add programs side again AFTER I unpin it from the Start Menu?
Dudley
"» mrtee «" <hingelicker$@new.rr.com> wrote in message
news:kztUd.1411$Cg6.71@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
Top left start menu - right click » click / unpin from start menu » after
you recreate it in the all programs menu » right click / copy whereever you
want it.

--
Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:%23i66xLRHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| Yup! That would most likely be the part where I said, "but I think I used
| the left button in the drag. " :-))
| My problem is undoing what seems to have been a left drag and drop to
create
| a shortcut on the desktop which has taken the icons off the start menu all
| programs list. They are however listed on the left top section of the
start
| menu. (but no longer in the add programs list)
| What I need is to find out how to get these programs back on that list, or
| if they should be simply appearing on the top start menu as they are now.
| Thanks
| D
Anonymous
February 28, 2005 3:26:57 AM

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I think I found out how to do it. I did it this way; tell me if it's wrong
will you please.
I opened Windows Explorer and went to start "accessories", I copied the icon
shortcuts for both Notepad and Wordpad and pasted them into this folder.
Both now appear as shortcuts in the add programs menu.
For Word, I copied the icon from the desktop and pasted it into the start
menu "programs" folder in Windows Explorer. It now appears in the add remove
programs list as well.
Did I do this correctly?
Many thanks for your advice on this.
Dudley
"» mrtee «" <hingelicker$@new.rr.com> wrote in message
news:kztUd.1411$Cg6.71@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
Top left start menu - right click » click / unpin from start menu » after
you recreate it in the all programs menu » right click / copy whereever you
want it.

--
Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:%23i66xLRHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| Yup! That would most likely be the part where I said, "but I think I used
| the left button in the drag. " :-))
| My problem is undoing what seems to have been a left drag and drop to
create
| a shortcut on the desktop which has taken the icons off the start menu all
| programs list. They are however listed on the left top section of the
start
| menu. (but no longer in the add programs list)
| What I need is to find out how to get these programs back on that list, or
| if they should be simply appearing on the top start menu as they are now.
| Thanks
| D
Anonymous
February 28, 2005 10:29:25 PM

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As long as you have it where you want it, what difference does it make how you got it there?

When the 'l did add/remove programs come into the picture? This is the 1st time you mentioned it.

I read the thread in the other group as well.

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Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:%23GDBOrTHFHA.1172@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
|I think I found out how to do it. I did it this way; tell me if it's wrong
| will you please.
| I opened Windows Explorer and went to start "accessories", I copied the icon
| shortcuts for both Notepad and Wordpad and pasted them into this folder.
| Both now appear as shortcuts in the add programs menu.
| For Word, I copied the icon from the desktop and pasted it into the start
| menu "programs" folder in Windows Explorer. It now appears in the add remove
| programs list as well.
| Did I do this correctly?
| Many thanks for your advice on this.
| Dudley
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 1:33:57 AM

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I miss typed that. It shouldn't have said "add remove"....just the add
programs list. Sorry for the confusion.
What happened here is simply that since I'm a single user and always have
been, the way XP sets up the documents and settings for all users and for me
specifically by name has always sort of been a puzzlement to me. Some
settings seem to be assigned to both folder trees; some in one some in the
other.
When I went into WE to paste back the icons, I just happened to pick the
right tree (all users) and pasted them in. Naturally they appeared on the
add programs list after that. Then when I went back to check something, I
accidentally opened the Dudley Henriques Start folder and the icons weren't
there of course. I didn't realize at that time that I was looking "up the
wrong tree" so to speak :-)) The absence of the icons was puzzling, so I
posted the question.
I think I have it it straight now. What happened to me was that when I went
to make the shortcuts for the desktop, I should have either made a second
shortcut, then dragged that to the desktop, or right clicked and copied it
that way. I simply dragged the icon off the add programs menu and put it on
the desktop. Then when it was missing in the add programs bar, my post
followed.
Thanks for your help. I'm sorry if what I posted sounded stupid, but these
things happen once in a while. :-)
Dudley


"» mrtee «" <hingelicker$@new.rr.com> wrote in message
news:p xPUd.24136$Sq5.23991@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
As long as you have it where you want it, what difference does it make how
you got it there?

When the 'l did add/remove programs come into the picture? This is the 1st
time you mentioned it.

I read the thread in the other group as well.

--
Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:%23GDBOrTHFHA.1172@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
|I think I found out how to do it. I did it this way; tell me if it's wrong
| will you please.
| I opened Windows Explorer and went to start "accessories", I copied the
icon
| shortcuts for both Notepad and Wordpad and pasted them into this folder.
| Both now appear as shortcuts in the add programs menu.
| For Word, I copied the icon from the desktop and pasted it into the start
| menu "programs" folder in Windows Explorer. It now appears in the add
remove
| programs list as well.
| Did I do this correctly?
| Many thanks for your advice on this.
| Dudley
!