Help, I have lost all the links in the desktop(Windows)

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  1. Mazamin
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    I don't have much time to tell you the story, but I don't have the programs links on the desktop anymore, what's the fastest method to get them back? I don't have a backup, neither a restore point.
     
  2. DavidRO99

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    What happend? Sudden shutdown?
     
  3. x65943

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    Like the shortcuts to programs? You can go to your program files and make more. Just right click on the .exe file you want to make a shortcut for a go to "make a shortcut".
     
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    I was messing up with the reg and the cache

    I already thought of doing this, but this will take much time
     
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    Did you make a backup of your registry?
     
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    No, I don't have it :(
     
  7. DavidRO99

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    Messing with the cache probably screwed windows's shortcut placement, as that is stored in the cache along with the icon images.
     
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    Is there a program to create shortcuts of installed programs? Or maybe converting start menu links to desktop links, IDK.
     
  9. DavidRO99

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    I dont think there is, you could try googling around in the tenforums or smth.
     
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    I'll try to create a batch file for this, thanks for your suggestions
     
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    Good Luck :)
     
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    If you wanna be really lazy you could install Rocketdock and just drag and drop everything to it. Takes maybe five minutes.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try this!
     
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    This happened to me, and I couldn't even open control panel. I decided to just format and start fresh instead of trying to find a fix
     
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    What a drastic solution, I have so many programs on my pc, it would be a pain for me :ph34r:
     
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    Yeah but i format every 2 months for security anyway, so it wasn't not a big pain. I wouldn't recommend it, hopefully these solutions above work for you
     
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    If you have a second HDD in your PC you can install windows 7 (or anything that supports NTFS) to it then copy everything over from your previous install, then format.
     
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    Thanks, I will try this method the next time that happens to me
     
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    Have you checked if you have a System Restore point from before you started to change things in the registry?
     
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    I didn't have it
     
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