Checkpoints: Right click the Start
button/Properties/Customize/Advanced/Start Menu Items/My Documents.
If you are using Classic View:
TweakUI/Explorer/Show My Documents on Start Menu also check under Control
If that is not the case check your settings here for My Documents:
If this value is listed, set it to 0 or delete it: NoSMMyDocs.
And here for the Control Panel/Add or Remove
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load
If appwiz.cpl (Add/Remove Programs Applet) is listed, delete it.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart for the changes to take effect.
All the Best,
MS-MVP Win98/XP-Shell/User [AE-Windows? XP]
> This one has me completely baffled.
> The "My Documents" icon has vanished from my Start Menu
> and the "Add/Remove Programs" icon has disappeared from my
> Control Panel! I have the book, "Windows XP: Inside and
> Out", but it has proved to be less than useful with this
> problem. Anybody got any hints, ideas, instructions, etc.?
> Thank you in advance.