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Wireshark installed but no Windows 10 shortcuts or Start listing

asked 2018-07-15 03:51:36 +0000

AlwaysWired gravatar image

updated 2018-07-15 03:53:10 +0000

Ok, so this is bizarre. I've used Wireshark for years on various OS, including on Windows 10 on an older laptop.

I just received a new laptop (Win10, fully updated) and have actually installed Wireshark 64 bit. Installation went fine, and I included Pcap. After rebooting, there is no entry in/on the Start Menus for Wireshark, nor under recently added. However, WinPcap is properly shown. Also, Wireshark does show in the Apps&Features section as installed. It also is present and appears to be completely installed inside Program Files.

How can I force Wireshark to establish it's program entries in Start?

I have not tried double clicking the various .exe files in the program files folder, even though there are several that could be the main launcher.

Suggestions?

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answered 2018-07-15 08:53:35 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

Try reinstalling.

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Hi!

Thanks yes the reinstall worked.

Just for the record, when I did the original install the only adjustment I made to the install parameters was to clear the checkbox for placing a shortcut on the desktop. I left the Start Menu option checked.

Wondering if somehow clearing the box for the desktop shortcut caused the problem- when I did the reinstall I left all boxes checked by default just in case clearing that was the trigger of the problem.

AlwaysWired gravatar imageAlwaysWired ( 2018-07-16 22:11:37 +0000 )edit

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