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Using CCleaner.

By Ron K. ·
When I use CCleaner my most recently used progams disappear from the Start menu/when I click the Start button, in the lefthand column. This has happened before and I managed to get them back but I just can not remember how to do it.<br>
Normally, if I use Adobe Photoshop, for an example, the shortcut appears when I click the Start button. Now it doesn't.<br>
Please help. I've tried everything that I can think of doing.

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It turns out that I didn't try everything I know.

by Ron K. In reply to Using CCleaner.

I just thought that I had. I did a System Restore to a snapshot made earlier today. The Start button works as it should. <br>
I'm fairly certain that is not my previous solution but it worked, so I'm good. <br>
Now I'm off to adjust CCleaner's settings so that it won't happen again.

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Start menu shortcuts

by santeewelding In reply to It turns out that I didn' ...

Is probably what you had checked. I'm careful not to check that one. I leave the desktop shortcuts box unchecked, too, since I don't have any.

I do have freespace checked. Takes a while to run, though. Cookies, too. Means I have to re-log into TR, my homepage, and one other place you go to.

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It is camouflaged, Ron.

by seanferd In reply to It turns out that I didn' ...

"Personalize" is the key word. (You'd think "frequently/recently used", no?)

In XP, it's in the Start button menu settings → Customize → "Use Personalized Menus" checkbox. I think I only remember what it is called because I always turn it off. Too bad I missed your post until now, it would have been a payoff for having that lodged in my head.

Edit: But CCleaner didn't just clear the list, it actually turned the setting off? I couldn't know as I don't use that setting CCleaner which santee mentioned, either. OK, re-reading, I guess it did turn it off.

You may want to avoid Menu Order Cache as well, if you arrange your Programs at all. (I am very picky about my menus.)

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