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After I changed the USer Account Controll setting I lost several of my desktop icons. They are also no longer listed in All Programs. How do I get access to these programs back.

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U haven't said wat u have changed in user account panel. Whether u deleted the account or created new account. U can restore the system to a good session start->all programs->accessories->system tools->system restore
Select the date and click restore. it will ask u to restart.

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