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In Windows Vista, a folder on the All Programs menu does not open as expected

SYMPTOMS
In Windows Vista, a folder on the All Programs menu does not open as expected.
CAUSE
This problem can occur if the folder is in one of the following locations:
  • \ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
  • \Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, move the folder to another location. For example, move the folder to one of the following locations:
  • \ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  • \Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. In Windows Vista, create a folder named New in the following location:
    \ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\
  2. Create a shortcut for the New folder.
  3. Click Startthe Start button, point to All Programs, and then click New.
REFERENCES
For help with common system maintenance tasks in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
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Article ID: 939041 - Last Review: 10/29/2009 06:05:40 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Starter

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