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Windows 7: Can I safely remove the program icons from the all programs list?

03 Apr 2011   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Can I safely remove the program icons from the all programs list?

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I would like to right click and delete most of the icons in that list with the red arrows. Is that totally safe to do?



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03 Apr 2011   #2

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You can delete any item from that list, but I'm not aware that you can keep the item, but delete its icon---if that is what you mean.
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03 Apr 2011   #3

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

well, i just want to remove the icons and see only folders, is that okay?
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03 Apr 2011   #4

 
 

Hi,

In a word Yes.

But for added piece of mind I'd suggest creating a folder on your desktop and moving the shortcuts to there in case you need to restore any of them.


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03 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you can, they are shortcuts after all. most if not all of the shortcuts can be found here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
Deleting them wont effect the program.
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03 Apr 2011   #6

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks everybody
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03 Apr 2011   #7

 
 

You're welcome, and thanks for the rep
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