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Installed programs not displaying in "All Programs" listing

  1. #1


    mjs Guest

    Installed programs not displaying in "All Programs" listing

    I'm using Vista Home Premium and installed VueScan for my scanner. The
    install created a shortcut on my desktop and allowed me to pin it to the
    Start Up menu. But it will not display in the "All Programs" listing. Right
    clicking on the Task Bar and checking Properties doesn't appear to provide me
    with any solution. I've tried the Classic menu display and no luck as well.
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
    --
    mjs

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  2. #2


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Installed programs not displaying in "All Programs" listing

    Maybe a compatibility issue with the software placing shortcuts during
    installation in the Programs Groups.
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    Andre
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    "mjs" <mjs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:24426D79-3859-485F-A0F4-4818B541A747@xxxxxx

    > I'm using Vista Home Premium and installed VueScan for my scanner. The
    > install created a shortcut on my desktop and allowed me to pin it to the
    > Start Up menu. But it will not display in the "All Programs" listing.
    > Right
    > clicking on the Task Bar and checking Properties doesn't appear to provide
    > me
    > with any solution. I've tried the Classic menu display and no luck as
    > well.
    > Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
    > --
    > mjs


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    mjs Guest

    Re: Installed programs not displaying in "All Programs" listing

    Thanks for your reply. You may be correct. When I went to delete what I
    thought was the shortcut on my desktop, the delete message was not the usual
    message that deleting a shortcut would not remove the program. When I went
    ahead with the delete anyway, it actually deleted the program file.
    --
    mjs


    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:

    > Maybe a compatibility issue with the software placing shortcuts during
    > installation in the Programs Groups.
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "mjs" <mjs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:24426D79-3859-485F-A0F4-4818B541A747@xxxxxx

    > > I'm using Vista Home Premium and installed VueScan for my scanner. The
    > > install created a shortcut on my desktop and allowed me to pin it to the
    > > Start Up menu. But it will not display in the "All Programs" listing.
    > > Right
    > > clicking on the Task Bar and checking Properties doesn't appear to provide
    > > me
    > > with any solution. I've tried the Classic menu display and no luck as
    > > well.
    > > Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
    > > --
    > > mjs
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    CB Guest

    Re: Installed programs not displaying in "All Programs" listing



    "mjs" wrote:

    > Thanks for your reply. You may be correct. When I went to delete what I
    > thought was the shortcut on my desktop, the delete message was not the usual
    > message that deleting a shortcut would not remove the program. When I went
    > ahead with the delete anyway, it actually deleted the program file.
    > --
    > mjs
    >
    >
    >mjs,
    You did not delete the shortcut. You deleted the application itself.
    The reason the program does not show up in your "All Programs" list is
    because you have not installed it. The unzipped application is residing in
    one of your folders and is launched from there, either by going to the folder
    itself or clicking on the copy on your desktop. If you will notice, I said
    "copy" and not "shortcut".
    Have a nice day.

    C.B.

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