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I'm hoping someone can rescue me from reinstalling after putting so much work into my Windows 8 install (final version). I accidentally deleted the contents of this folder:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

That folder just contained all the administrative tools shortcuts.

So now, I have no administrative tools. I emptied my recycle bin and system restore is also disabled. I'm hoping these shortcuts may be cached somewhere in a CAB file, or maybe someone can attach a copy of the shortcuts that were in this folder. Otherwise, it looks like I'd have to reinstall to get them back.

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Nevermind, I will reinstall. I think I broke more than my start menu. :( –  jlacroix82 Oct 16 '12 at 2:27
Those are shortcuts, you should still be able to run them from Control Panel. –  Moab Oct 16 '12 at 3:44
If you have decided to reinstall, and this question is no longer relevant, please delete it. –  Nifle Oct 16 '12 at 7:20

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