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Windows 7: How to reorder the navigation start panel links in Start Menu

15 Jun 2010   #1
tgakk

windows 7 x64
 
 
How to reorder the navigation start panel links in Start Menu

In the right panel of the Start Menu, you have a link to your user profile, documents, my computer, pictures, music, etc. However, if you enable the predefined links by customizing the Start Menu, they seem to appear in a predefined order that you can't change by simply dragging and dropping. Is there a registry hack to change the order in which they appear? For the sake of argument, let's say I want to move the "Pictures" folder to be the topmost menu item above the link to my user profile.

Also, is there some way to pin a folder to the Start Menu, yet have it work like a cascading menu displaying its folder contents?


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15 Jun 2010   #2
dunfiddlin

 

Can't be done ... or at least nobody's found a way yet. Too much is set up within the encrypted stylesheets that are the heart of the Windows 7 system.
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16 Jun 2010   #3
tgakk

windows 7 x64
 
 

I thought as much, but thought I'd see if anyone had found a way. Thanks for your reply.
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06 Jan 2011   #4
dgcrewdson

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Very simple to move Start menu items

In Windows 7 to reorder Start Menu items on the left side, just left-click on the item and drag it up or down on the list. SIMPLE! And not "Impossible" as many others have said !
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06 Jan 2011   #5
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tgakk View Post
In the right panel of the Start Menu, you have a link to your user profile, documents, my computer, pictures, music, etc. However, if you enable the predefined links by customizing the Start Menu, they seem to appear in a predefined order that you can't change by simply dragging and dropping. Is there a registry hack to change the order in which they appear? For the sake of argument, let's say I want to move the "Pictures" folder to be the topmost menu item above the link to my user profile.

Also, is there some way to pin a folder to the Start Menu, yet have it work like a cascading menu displaying its folder contents?
probably 'cos your cursor enables the dropdown menu automatically..

switch off the setting temporarily and then drag the Start Menu items to your preferred order, then - switch the function back on again..

- might work..(??)

- can you tell I'm confused..??
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