Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Renaming games in the Windows 7 Games menu

10 Oct 2015   #1
Alectrus

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Renaming games in the Windows 7 Games menu

Hi all,

In the Windows start menu, there is a Games menu with a list of installed games. I can add games here but I can't rename them or change their icon. I did some searching and found some programs that will allow these actions but they look to be unsupported and possibly not functional anymore with the latest updates - so I figured I would ask.

Is there any way to rename and change the icons to a shortcut in the Games menu?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Oct 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Do you have a specific need or reason to rename the games? Doing so could cause problems loading and playing them (maybe).

You can drag shortcuts to the desktop and rename those to whatever you like, but I don't know that I would rename the games in the folder itself if it were me.

Just my $0.02
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Renaming games in the Windows 7 Games menu




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Games folder not showing correctly in Start Menu...
Hello! I have a weird problem with the folder called "Games" under programs in the start menu. It is NOT the Games Explorer link I'm having problems with. The Games folder consists of the following folders: %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games (Roaming)...
General Discussion
Games - Change Default Icon in Start Menu
How to Change the Default "Games" Explorer Icon in the Windows 7 Start Menu This will show you how to change the default Games Explorer icon in the Windows 7 Start Menu to be a icon of your choice for all users or just your user account. EXAMPLE: "Games" Explorer in the Start Menu For...
Tutorials
Games off the Orb Menu
Is there a way to change the icons on this menu? The icons for BS5 & Shanghai: 2nd Dynasty are not showing correctly for some reason, Google Pacman actually goes to a HTML page to play & Popcap Game Collection is actually a shortcut to a folder full of game shortcuts. I know how to edit the...
Customization
Games on Demand for Games for Windows LIVE
More...
News
GAMES menu issue
Hello all! I'm new in this forum and I have been testing W7 RC for a couple of weeks. Aside some minor problems with WMP12, this OS has all the possibilities to finally replace XP. I've got a question anyway about the GAMES menu, the one you can reach from start menu. I updated D-Fend (the...
Gaming
Games Start Menu Hang
Does anyone else's explorer hang for a really long time while it loads the icons in Games Explorer, or when you expand the Games section in the Start Menu? I'm trying to see if it's a game's icon that I've installed that's causing my hang, or if it's one of the included games' icons.
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App