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Windows 7: Crazy Question

05 Dec 2013   #1
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Crazy Question

Here is the situation. My wife wanted to have a desk top icon for one of her programs. So she went to (All Programs) and drug and dropped it to the desk top. That was great ,except she now wants it to also show up in (All Programs). How do you do that?


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05 Dec 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello William,

The tutorial below can help show you how to add shortcut to the Start Menu All Programs area.

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts
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05 Dec 2013   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

edit: Doh!
It took me too long to create my post... Brink beat me to it.
Maybe some info below is of use - so I'll leave it.


Next time, copy/paste the shortcut - don't drag/drop it to the desktop.

Right mouse click on the shortcut/icon that you put on her desktop...
...select copy from the context menu
...open Windows (file) Explorer
...navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
(You might need this:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide)
...find the folder that you want the shortcut/icon to be in*
...right click on the folder of interest
...select paste from the context menu.

*If you don't see the folder of interest, look here too:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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05 Dec 2013   #4
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I'm thinking next time around just right click on the Program shortcut/icon - send to - desktop shortcut.
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06 Dec 2013   #5
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fantail View Post
I'm thinking next time around just right click on the Program shortcut/icon - send to - desktop shortcut.
Or just hold the ctl-key while you drag'n'drop.
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