Fix Empty Administrative Tools Folder

Posted On 2008-06-27 by FortyPoundHead
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Tip Windows Windows XP
Views: 2839

How to fix the problem when your Administrative Tools folder is empty and contains no icons to click on.

  1. Click START–>RUN and type REGEDIT. Click OK.

  2. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    then SOFTWARE
    then Microsoft
    then Windows
    then CurrentVersion
    then Explorer
    then User Shell Folders

  3. Delete the value named Common Administrative Tools
  4. Open Shell Folders under the Explorer tree. Delete the value named Common Administrative Tools there also.

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