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Windows 7: Where is the "START" menu folder in Win7?

03 Jun 2011   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
Where is the "START" menu folder in Win7?

I guees under Win7 the START menu is internally represented as a folder where new, individual, own shortcuts to the actual files are inserted (similarly to WinXP).

Where EXACTLY is this folder located (under 64bit Win7).

Or are my own START menu files coded as Registry entries?

Peter


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03 Jun 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Startup Programs - Change

Per-user Startmenu: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
All user's Startmenu: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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04 Jun 2011   #3
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

Hmm, this is not true:

I dragged the shortcut from one *.txt file on partition D: to the START menu
so that it appears as a clickable entry.

Now I look into the two folders mentioned by you.

But none of them contains a link/shortcut file to the just dragged file.

So is there another folder?

Peter
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04 Jun 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

No, the locations I told you about are the locations for the startmenu.
Its not rocket science. Open the startmenu > right-click All Programs > Open (repeat for Open All Users)
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04 Jun 2011   #5
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

I do NOT mean links inside "All programs"!!!

I mean for example the links "todo.txt" and to "WIndows XP Professional,vmx" (=virtual machine on Vmware basis).

See the attached snapshot and you will understand what I mean.

These links and shortcuts are NOT in the mentioned folders.
Again: They are NOT created by the installation procedure but by myself.

Try it out on your own system.

But where are these shortcuts placed physically?

Peter


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04 Jun 2011   #6
bbearren

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The menu items you added appear on your menu as links. Right-click "todo.txt" and select properties. In the properties page the location of the link will be displayed. And the same procedure will work for your other link.
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04 Jun 2011   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned
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05 Jun 2011   #8
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned
That is exactly what I needed.
Perfect!
Thank you
Peter
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20 Feb 2013   #9
mgkimmel

Win 7 64-bit
 
 
Alternate place to look...

It may also be that the shortcut you're looking for is under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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31 Mar 2014   #10
fishcad

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Some programs in the start menu are inside one or more folders. I went to the Start Menu folder to create shortcuts that I could then place in the start menu OUTSIDE any folder to make starting the program a one-click process. However, some programs that are in the All Programs section of the start menu are not in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. Where are they?
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