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I've noticed a few shortcuts disappearing from the start menu - Ventrilo, PowerDVD 9, Fraps, and a few others... I simply went through my entire add/remove software list and reinstalled everything that had a missing shortcut from the start menu - and this fixed the problem. I did this last week and since then nothing has changed.

This current install is from early 2009 - and has been re-installed 1 time using the Windows Image tool. I did notice that most of the programs that had their shortcuts gone were programs from 2009 that were installed before the image backup, but a couple were newer than that and were still missing. I only noticed this issue last week as I keep shortcuts on my desktop of everything I normally use - so I very rarely go into the start menu. None of my desktop shortcuts have disappeared.

Has anyone ever had this happen to them?

Edit: I did notice a few people saying this issue was happening after a system restore - could that be it?
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You only need to remove enough shortcuts from C/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/. It seems that, in Windows 7 RC1, the number of shortcuts in "All Programs", from "Start", is limited to something just under 100. (You can see "ProgramData" only if you check "Show hidden files, folders and drives", in "Control Panel" - "Folder options" - "View").

This might help, grabbed it from another website. It seems to be a pretty common problem with no clear solution from what I've read.
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