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Windows 7: Program Menu Organizer

24 Mar 2010   #1
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 
Program Menu Organizer

Under XP I used to re-organize my programs menu (Start/All Programs) into categories such as "Multimedia", "Programming", "Electronics", "Utilities" etc. This made it far easier to find programs on the rare occasions I needed to launch them directly...

Is there a tool (preferably free) that will allow me to reorder the Win7 Programs menu in a similar fashion?


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24 Mar 2010   #2
Casca

 

Do it manually. On my PC, i keep all the links under AllUsers, leaving only empty Administrative Tools and StartUp in the User folder.

For dealing with odd behaving folders (MS Office, Adobe et al), I will set the default folder property to hidden and copy (not move) the offending content to to my preferred location.

And to answer your exact question, Vista Start Menu Pro.

Vista Start Menu – Convenient alternative to Start menu
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24 Mar 2010   #3
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Casca View Post
Do it manually.
Anone know which folders I need to access?
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24 Mar 2010   #4
Casca

 

Open the Start Menu by clicking it.

Right click All Programs

Open - current user profile

Open All users - all users profile
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24 Mar 2010   #5
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Casca View Post
Open the Start Menu by clicking it.

Right click All Programs

Open - current user profile

Open All users - all users profile
Thank you. I'm still thinking XP, I guess... I was clicking the start button on the taskbar and not seeing the usual links. Never thought to right click the programs menu link.
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25 Mar 2010   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

This program does a reasonable job of automating it:

SMOz (Start Menu Organizer) | Get SMOz (Start Menu Organizer) at SourceForge.net
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