Windows 10: installed program not showing in start menu Solved

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       31 Oct 2015 #21

    reddwarf4ever said: View Post
    just downloaded a small program called speccy and it's not in the programs list and right clicking does not pin it to start menu, but can pin to task bar.....almost looks like the pin to start menu is ghosted, doesn't seem as dark.....do I have a problem ?

    thanks
    It depends if you downloaded the portable or installer version. A portable only create a desktop icon. You will then have to jump through hoops like I showed you before. The installed version should put a shortcut in a Speccy folder(with uninstaller) or under Piriform.
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  2.    31 Oct 2015 #22

    I installed speccy and there was no new apps and did not appear in program menu, so something is not right with installed apps appearing in the start menu.....although I can pin to the task bar from the shortcut.

    hope you can help me resolve this....thanks
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       31 Oct 2015 #23

    You could also try placing a copy of the shortcut in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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  4.    31 Oct 2015 #24

    thought I would check with add remove programs to see if a recently installed app could have caused This issue, none of the programs in add remove programs have dates attached, never seen this before...
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       31 Oct 2015 #25

    That is mighty odd, maybe some system files are corrupt. You can try running this in an admin command prompt, let it run through and then reboot. Then see how things look after:

    fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\&fsutil usn deletejournal /d /n c:&Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&&sfc /scannow&Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc /scannow&Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase&pause
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  6.    31 Oct 2015 #26

    I assume this is totally safe.....

    will give it it a go running sfc/ scan now At the moment

    thanks
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  7. Posts : 14,413
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       31 Oct 2015 #27

    reddwarf4ever said: View Post
    I assume this is totally safe.....

    will give it it a go running sfc/ scan now At the moment

    thanks
    Oh yeah it's safe. Those are commands that totally clean up and repair system files and component store(WinSxS Folder) basically what Windows Update cleanup does on Windows 8.

    Addition: The WinSxS folder is located in the Windows folder, for example c:\Windows\WinSxS. Itís the location for Windows Component Store files. The Windows Component Store is used to support the functions needed for the customization and updating of Windows.
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  8.    31 Oct 2015 #28

    it's running now......
    thanks
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  9.    31 Oct 2015 #29

    what do you use to take screenshots with
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  10. Posts : 14,413
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       31 Oct 2015 #30

    I use PicPick because the Windows Snipping Tool one has too few options.
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