Start Menu Programs only lists "empty"

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Windows XP Home Edition. When I go to Start - Programs the only
listing is the entry "empty". It used to list all my programs but now
it does not list any. In Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu
everything looks like it should. However there is no Start Menu in
Documents and Settings/MyName. Should there be a Start Menu there as
well?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 05:19:25 GMT, ScottB wrote:

    > Windows XP Home Edition. When I go to Start - Programs the only
    > listing is the entry "empty". It used to list all my programs but now
    > it does not list any. In Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu
    > everything looks like it should. However there is no Start Menu in
    > Documents and Settings/MyName. Should there be a Start Menu there as
    > well?

    Yes, there should be. You can try searching for the missing folders and, if
    found, move them back. Or just recreate the folder structure under your
    account (New> Folder menu).

    If no luck, create a new user account for yourself. Log onto it at least
    once (this step creates the base folder structure for the account). Then
    transfer your data files over to it.

    How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 08:11:53 -0500, Sharon F <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org>
    wrote:

    >On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 05:19:25 GMT, ScottB wrote:
    >
    >> Windows XP Home Edition. When I go to Start - Programs the only
    >> listing is the entry "empty". It used to list all my programs but now
    >> it does not list any. In Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu
    >> everything looks like it should. However there is no Start Menu in
    >> Documents and Settings/MyName. Should there be a Start Menu there as
    >> well?
    >
    >Yes, there should be. You can try searching for the missing folders and, if
    >found, move them back. Or just recreate the folder structure under your
    >account (New> Folder menu).
    >
    >If no luck, create a new user account for yourself. Log onto it at least
    >once (this step creates the base folder structure for the account). Then
    >transfer your data files over to it.
    >
    >How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
    >http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151


    Thank you for the help. I created a new user account, copied
    everything over , deleted the old account and renamed the new one to
    the old and it all works great.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 20:45:53 GMT, ScottB wrote:
    >
    > Thank you for the help. I created a new user account, copied
    > everything over , deleted the old account and renamed the new one to
    > the old and it all works great.

    You're welcome!
    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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