There is a tool to re-create those shortcuts and menus for those that don't do that themselves. Let's find it.
Yes, I know that's cheating but I find folk are often looking for the quick and easy fix.
After having to use system restore a few weeks ago and then re-installing various programs, I thought things were back to normal . . . Wrong!
Each time I tried to use "word" or "excel" a window box would open and tell me that the computer needed to format the program (I'm sure that's not the correct phrase), so I decided to uninstall MS Office using add/remove programs. Then I re-installed it using the CD that came with my purchase.
Office works great now, but somehow I deleted other program files. When I open the start menu, most things are missing. For example in System Tools, everything is gone - disk clean-up, defrag etc. All of my pre-installed games (solitaire etc.) are gone. When I uninstalled Office there was a program beside it with the same icon that I thought was a program with associated files to Office. Maybe it wasn't. That's the only thing I can think of.? Any ideas?
using a Compaq Pesario, with MS XP and 2007 Office -Home and Student.