How can I restore an item to my Windows 7 start menu?

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QUESTION :

I was recently “upgraded” from Win XP to Windows 7 and had to install lots of additional software. One of the products did not create a desktop shortcut. I inadvertently “moved” the shortcut from the “Start -> All Programs” list to my desktop instead of copying (by dragging the link from the list displayed).

How do I restore this program such that it is listed in the “Start” menu again?

I have created a new link here:

C:UsersAll UsersMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSAS

But the “Start” menu still does not display the program.

I also found this location, but it does not have all the other programs:

C:UsersBD9439AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSAS

I also see the link defined here, as are all the other products:

C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSAS

Note that SAS is a family of products.

ANSWER :

How about this:

Click Start, find the program, right-click it, and then click Pin to Start Menu.

I found this page, I think this would work for you aswell… It should!
http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.se/2009/05/story-of-windows-7-and-empty-all.html

Otherwise, try doing a system restore.
Good luck!

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