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Windows 7: Organizing programs in the start menu, folders first

05 Jun 2012   #1
bwarrington

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Organizing programs in the start menu, folders first

Using Windows 7 Home x64.

In the programs section of the start menu, icons are listed before the folders.

I know I can edit the properties of the start menu and manually rearrange them.

How can I make the icons appear after the folders without manually rearranging them every time I install a new program?


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06 Jun 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

The way I do it is creating new folder with the program name and then put the icon in the folder. You will need to work in two areas to get this done they are
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
AppData is a hidden folder use this tutorial to see it, use Option 1 Step 3 File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
Jerry
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06 Jun 2012   #3
bwarrington

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Thanks

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06 Jun 2012   #4
Bongo

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You're welcome
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