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Restore start menu LINKS in Windows 7?

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I know there is a built in option in Win 7 to restore the start menu to its default state. A virus has hidden just the LINKS (like my computer etc) on the right side of the menu. How do I restore them? Tried google but all I get is "HOW TO RESTORE TEH PROGRAMS IN ALL PROGRAMS DURR!" which I don't need.
 
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Right click task bar -> properties -> start menu -> customize. Is that what you're looking for?

That will put the links back on the start menu but I doubt it will reconnect the links if that's what you meant...
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I know there is a built in option in Win 7 to restore the start menu to its default state. A virus has hidden just the LINKS (like my computer etc) on the right side of the menu. How do I restore them? Tried google but all I get is "HOW TO RESTORE TEH PROGRAMS IN ALL PROGRAMS DURR!" which I don't need.

This has worked for me every single time: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/unhide/

Used this after a virus hit several computers at work and even on some of my friends' computers.
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