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Recovery of Accessories folder

I have a question I am using windows vista home premium and have noticed that my accessories folder is missing from my startup programs.... I click on start button then click on all programs, but the accessories folder is no longer there, I therefore can not enter into my system tools folders to run applications installed in this folder. I can access the folder the back end way by browsing to my hard drive going to programs and accessories and accessing to programs in the system tools folder. Doing a system restore or running sfc/scannow does not restore the folder, is ther any other way I could get this folder back to the start up folder?
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rindiCommented:
First just check your recycle bin, you may have accidentally deleted it...

If you have also emptied the recycle bin you can open explorer and navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and create a new Accessories folder there. Then add the shortcuts of the tools you need in there.

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web_trackerAuthor Commented:
sorry that will not work I am using vista not xp. Vistas folders are setup differently than in xp. the accessories folder is in the correct spot C:\Users\(my user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs as well as the sub folders are there as well. Thats how I can access the applications in the first place. But it is no longer listed when I click on the windows start button and go to all programs the folder just is not there. it is not in the recycle bin either. I have seem ways of restoring this folder online, there is even a script application some has created to correct this problem but all of the solutions work for xp not vista.
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web_trackerAuthor Commented:
I have created a new user just to test to see if it would show the accessories folder. I guess the only way to solve this issue is to create a new user, transfer all my data and settings to the new user but that seems like a lot of work, if there is an easier way to do it that you know of please share it with me or I will just bite the bullet and create a new admin user and move my data and settings to this new user and then delete the user that is giving me problems.
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RobMobilityCommented:
Hi,

Have you tried customising the Start Menu and resetting to default values?

Regards,

RobMobility.
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RobMobilityCommented:
Hi,

Check the file properies of the folder in the C:\Users\(my user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ folder and make sure it isn't hidden.

Try 'flipping' between Windows Classic and Vista versions - does Accessories appear when in Classic mode?

Regards,

RobMobility.
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web_trackerAuthor Commented:
I thought i checked it to see if it was hidden and it was not but when I went to classic mode and check it was hidden, then I went back into vista version and it was there, that was very strange. Thanks Robmobility.
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web_trackerAuthor Commented:
no clear instructions to follow of how to do the suggested steps but I was able to figure it out after a while. it would have been better if effort was made to walk a person through the steps as not everyone will know what to do
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RobMobilityCommented:
The fact that you knew where the accesories folder was stored indicated a degree of knowledge which persuaded me that you did not require detailed steps to determine hidden status or switching between classic mode.

You could have requested more information before awarding the poor grading.

I make no money doing this - we are all volunteers who try to help by answering questions.

RobMobility
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web_trackerAuthor Commented:
The rating was how I saw the question was answered, just because I did not rate the answer as excellent does not mean I gave you poor marks, the rating of your answer was rated as very good. Although it may have took some time to figure out what you were saying in order to apply it. This is why I answered the way I did. If someone who is more computer literate they probably would have needed more instructions. These posts are for the benefit of other people who experience similar problems. Hey I am a volunteer who helps others in this support group too. I award the points as I see it. I do appreciate you helping me.
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