I have half a dozen or more programs in the Start Menu whose icons are either greyed out and their folders are "empty". I tried reinstalling them, going to programs and right-clicking "Repair", running Unhide.exe and a program to rebuild the Windows Icon Cache, nothing has helped. I have full permission (I'm the only person who ever uses this computer) afaik and can't figure out how to re-associate programs with their file types (like 7-Zip, .zip isn't one of the file types given as an option). I was able to stick an icon for one of them in the Taskbar (Skype) and can access it from there, but I can't even get the others to start (Revo, iTunes, Secunia, 7-Zip, 1Password and a couple others). One of the programs has been doing this for months (1Password, I used to just reinstall over it) so I'm loathe to do a System Restore (would have to do dozens of Windows and other programs updates) (but will if I have to). On 64-bit Home Premium W7, hp laptop.