Just been building a new PC. I've installed Windows XP SP2 and office etc and Microsoft updated it. I then thought I would test Media Player, only to find no shortcut to it in the Start Menu.
A bit more digging showed me that the shortcut was there in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Program Files\ but was set as hidden. Unhiding it made it visible, however I noticed that some of the folders showed the folder with a window in front of it icon and some just the folder icon, specifically Accessories, Administrative Tasks and Startup. The ones with just a folder icon do not show in the Start Menu. I have looked at all the settings and permissions I can think of but apart from the actual icon image they are same as the folders that do show (changing the icon image doesn't fix it BTW!).
I could work round it by copyng the folders in the user profile/defualt user profile, but I don't really want to do that.
I am using the classic Start Menu, I have tried ticking Show Administrative Tools int he Start Menu options with no effect, there is no Show Accessories option.
(PC is not (yet) on a domain and I am logged on with an admin account.)