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Windows 7: Start menu question


25 Jul 2011   #1

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Start menu question

In all other versions of Windows when you click on all programes you get a menu of everything installed on youe PC, and when you click on an item you often get a choice of what you want to open.Let me explain further,you have a game called Football, so when you click on the start menu the game Football comes up along with any other programes you have.But when you click on Football you only get the game to play...you dont get the option to play Football OR load the editor.And if the game is installed in the my documents folder then how do you get these options ?


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25 Jul 2011   #2
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I think I understand you.
If there were other options, the install program should have created a folder in the start menu ( Is that what you mean). If it has not, then create a folder called Football. - You can do this in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
In the same folder, drag and drop your football shortcut into the new folder. Go to you Fottball folder in the windows explorer (is it in Documents?) find the .exe you need, right click it and drag to your new Start Menu - Football folder and, when asked, create a shortcut for it. It will then appear in the start menu.
If this is not what you are asking - disregard - lol.
fwiw. I believe there is no difference in this function in, for example, XP.??
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25 Jul 2011   #3

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Thanks Davehc,
I will try that.To be more specific, I am talking about the game Football Manager 2010,on Windows XP when I clicked on this program I get the option to Start the game...Load the Editor ...or load the Resource folder.In Windows 7 this game is installed in the My Documents folder and when I click on it I just get the folder, and it looks like I only have the option to open the folder....then what ?
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25 Jul 2011   #4
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Going back to my other post, is there a .exe in the MyDocuments - Football manager folder? If not, have a look in the path I outlined
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26 Jul 2011   #5

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Davehc, your advice fixed the problem and I now have all the options that I should have.
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26 Jul 2011   #6
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Great. Happy computing!
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