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Windows 7: Add custom menu to Start > Programs menu

01 Apr 2013   #1

Add custom menu to Start > Programs menu

How do I add a folder/menu to the "Programs" menu

In WinXP I could do it with my eyes shut in "C:\Docs and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs"
When I attempt to do the same in Windows 7 64bit "C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu" is a link -- "access denied"

Image is my old XP structure
Add custom menu to Start > Programs menu-start-programs-1apr2013.png

I am using Classic Shell Start (Sourceforge) -- just to annoy the younger players

Will appreciate any help,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Apr 2013   #2

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If I read you correctly you can navigate to:

C:\Users\"Computer name"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Create a new folder in the folder named Programs and it will appear in Start> All programs

See ive created a folder called "Boo" and my "computer name" is scotty:

Name:  BOO.png
Views: 4
Size:  30.1 KB

Note   Note
AppData maybe hidden, if so go to control panel, icons view and locate Folder Options. Once opened
click the view tab and click Show hidden files,folders, or drives.

Hope this helps?

P.S. Do you like Batman TAS?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2013   #3


Thank you "Northernsoul55"
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Jun 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Glad to have helped
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