installed programs not showing on all programs list

i have installed office pro 2007, all of a sudden today it does not show up on my all programs list.  it is still there because i can do a search and all components come up and function properly.  how do i get it on the list?
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Last updated August 19, 2018 Views 22,452 Applies to:
Control Panel/ Folder Options/ View,  will enable you to set two options that show both hidden and system files.  With those set see if you can browse to this location and see what is listed in there.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

See if you can create shortcuts via this location and place the shortcuts in the first location if they are missing.

C:\Program Files\ Microsoft Office\Office12

If you can't see the file extensions in Office12, then uncheck the "Hide known file types" in Control Panel/ Folder Options/ View.

Sometimes your problem can be caused when the Properties of the user's folder (right-click on it)  are set to Hidden, resulting in Windows not "seeing" them.

System Restore might also fix the problem for you.

How to repair the operating system and how to restore the operating system configuration to an earlier point in time in Windows Vista

Repairing Office is another thing to try.

Diagnose and repair crashing Office programs by using Office Diagnostics

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