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How do I recover program icons no longer on my desktop nor Start menu since I installed Windows 7. All programs are still on the HDD but not on the Start menu or Desktop

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Are they in the recycle bin? Are all icons gone? –  soandos Apr 5 '12 at 2:49
When you get started face this problem? –  avirk Apr 5 '12 at 2:51
Did you have an existing Windows installation that you upgraded to Windows 7? Or is this a fresh install and applications stop appearing? –  BBlake Apr 5 '12 at 11:52
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If you find the *.exe on your HDD, you can right-click, choose Send To... and then select Desktop (create shortcut) to send a shortcut to the desktop. You can also copy a shortcut into your C:\Users\ user-name \Desktop folder if you only want it displayed when you are logged in.

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