Missing accessories shortcuts from start menu on Windows XP

I’m currently using a computer that has the “Remote Desktop Connection” icon missing, in fact the whole of the “Communications” directory is missing! Oh no… Never fear…

Here’s a list of what should be in your Accessories directory…

%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Accessibility
should have shortcut for…
Accessibility Wizard

%userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Accessibility
should have shortcuts for…
On-Screen Keyboard
Utility Manager
%SystemRoot%\system32\utilman.exe /start

%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Communications
should have shortcuts for…
C:\Program Files\Windows NT\hypertrm.exe
Network Connections
Network Setup Wizard
%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe hnetwiz.dll,HomeNetWizardRunDll
New Connection Wizard
%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe netshell.dll,StartNCW
Remote Desktop Connection
Wireless Network Setup Wizard
%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL

%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Entertainment
should have shortcuts for…
Sound Recorder
Volume Control

%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools
should have shortcuts for…
Activate Windows
%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /A
Character Map
Disk Cleanup
Disk Defragmenter
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
Scheduled Tasks
Security Center
System Information
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\msinfo32.exe
System Restore

Alternativly you can use AccRestore v2.0 which works a treat!

This is assuming you have the programs installed in the first place.

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