Empty Start Menu folders

I loaded Visual studio successfully. However, how come the start menu folder for Visual Studio is empty. I have seen this happen to different versions of Visual Studio lately.

( 2008, 2010 and 2012). What could be causing the empty folder on the start menu?
How can I fix it?
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metro156Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I had Microsoft repair privileges on some Microsoft folders.
Jorge PaulinoIT Pro/DeveloperCommented:
What do you mean with start menu?
metro156Author Commented:
Start menu. The menu that pops up when you hit the start button. You  view all programs and see the applications you can start.
metro156Author Commented:
Microsoft to modify my Microsoft folders access rights.
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