If like me you’re trying to find out why My Site and My Profile links are missing from the drop down.
A couple of things you need to check:
- You have a valid My Site Host location setup to accommodate mysites.
- Your search crawl account has access to the user profile service application (see George Khali’s blog) and has carried out a full crawl checking no errors are showing for access denied to the mysites web app / site collection.
- Check that if you enter the web app url manually you are able to gain access to your mysite.
Once you’ve carried out a full crawl then run an iisreset the to links should appear (They did for me anyway!).