98SE "Programs" menu Problem

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Gary R

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In the Start > programs drop down menu, there is no shortcut--or whatever Microsoft calls it :) --to the Messenger 5.? program. Either the last time Messenger updated, the shortcut wasn't put into the Programs list, or I accidentally deleted it.
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How do I put a shortcut back the into Programs list?
 
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Gary
If I understand you question/request; you just need to find the correct "programs" <b>folder</b> then put a short cut to Messenger or what ever in it.
If you DON"T use a profile your "Programs" folder is under C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
OR if you do it's at
C:\Windows\profiles\{profile name}\Start Menu\Programs

To get the Shortcut just Rt. Click on the appropriate exe file and either :
1) Use "Send to" to put shortcut on desktop and cut/paste to Programs folder
2) Select "Copy" then go to Programs folder and Rt. click blank area there

Confused yet?? Me too but it should work if you can decipher my ramblings :rolleyes:
 

flavallee

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Right-click Start, click Open, then double-click Programs to open its window. Leave the window open.

Click Start - Programs - Windows Explorer, then double-click MSN Messenger to open its window.

In the MSN Messenger window, click on the MSNMSGR.EXE file, then click Edit - Copy.

In the Programs window, click Edit - Paste. The file name will appear there.

Close all windows. The file name will now appear in the Start - Programs menu.:D


Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips :)
 
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