This is just quick little post about another annoyance I found in Vista. I noticed that after going to all programs there was a programs folder that had duplicate shortcuts to everything already in the menu. I never saw that folder before so I have no idea where it came from. Trying to delete it completely killed my entire start menu.
To get rid of the duplicate programs folder:
- Go into the properties of the start menu (right click on task bar and then properties)
- Click the start menu tab then the customize button.
- Uncheck the “default programs” box. I’ve had to do this twice so far, the 2nd time I checked the box since I unchecked it the first time. Doing the opposite of whatever it is set to seems to fix it for some unknown reason.