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Start Menu won't display the Programs submenu

by Dinsdale / July 21, 2005 11:21 PM PDT

I'm running Windows XP SP2 and recently, I can no longer see my programs when I click on "Start". I cannot attribute the problem to any recent installs or Windows updates. If I switch to "classic mode" it shows as <empty>. A recent post from droidbot7000 in this Forum was similar and he seemed to stumble on a solution but it was not clear to me how he got there. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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For example. PERMISSIONS of this directory.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2005 11:27 PM PDT

For example:

C:\Documents and Settings\Dimsdale\Start Menu\Programs (the directory) has PERMISSIONS in NTFS volumes. I ran across a way to make XP appear to stumble by making such directories inaccessable to some users.

I won't dive into NTFS permissions, ownership and more here, but note this since I've run into it.

Bob

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Re: Start Menu won't display the Programs submenu
by Tufenuf / July 21, 2005 11:35 PM PDT

Dinsdale, Right click your ''Start'' button, choose ''Properties'', under the ''Start Menu'' tab click the ''Customize'' button, under the ''Advanced'' tab checkmark ''Open submenus when I pause on them with my mouse'' then OK your way out.

Tufenuf

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Re: Start Menu won't display the Programs submenu
by Dinsdale / August 1, 2005 9:56 PM PDT

Thanks Tufenuf, but I tried that. It didn't help.

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Re: Start Menu won't display the Programs submenu
by Tufenuf / August 1, 2005 10:19 PM PDT
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Reply to: Re: Start Menu won't display the Programs submenu
by Dinsdale / August 2, 2005 12:10 AM PDT

That worked! You're the best! Thank you.

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(NT) (NT) Glad it worked & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / August 2, 2005 1:07 AM PDT
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