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Windows 7: Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

24 Oct 2009   #10
radrick

Windows 7
 
 
Great Tip

Thanks for this tutorial. I did not know about the Shift key action as most shortcuts on the All Programs Menu provide the "Pin To..." option.

Good job!


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24 Oct 2009   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Radrick, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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24 Nov 2009   #12
jer99

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

First post here as well.
I upgraded from Vista 64 Ultimate to Windows 7 64 Ultimate.
In Vista, my start menu had folders that I designated: Programming, Entertainment, financial, etc. In each folder I placed a group of shortcuts.

When I followed through with the directions, I saw my folders in the ...\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.

I have to click on ALL Programs and then they are there with a LOT of other stuff.
Is there any way to get ONLY those folders to show by default and not have to click on ALL PROGRAMS?

Thanks...
Jer
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24 Nov 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Well, I suppose that you could pin the two folders below to the taskbar or Start Menu, and use them as a shortcut instead.

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Nov 2009   #14
jer99

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

no way to create folders that operate like the ones on the right side and expand?
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24 Nov 2009   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not by default, but you could use the free program Vista Start Menu to do this though.
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22 Jan 2010   #16
pcbins

Windows 7
 
 
Start Menu All Programs

I think I love you!

I called Microsoft about help with this problem and the 'tech' moved a folder from the "Program Files" onto the Start menu programs.

I said "you just moved the entire program onto the start menu, now it is no longer in "Program Files".

So he/she put it back and right-clicked on it and 'copied' and went to 'paste' it into the Start Menu programs.

I said "stop! I dont want to copy my program folders to the start menu programs."

He/She asked 'what do you want then?'. I said I wanted shortcuts. He/she said "well you didnt say that".

This 'tech' had no clue what the purpose of the Start Menu is and how it works. He/she messed up my computer and I had to do a system restore. Good thing I stopped this person when I did.

Hopefully, with this information, I will be able to do it right.

Thank You!
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22 Jan 2010   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Pcbins, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's pretty scary that they were going to move your program files like that and render your programs to not be able to run afterwards.

Yeah, you can just right click on the EXE's of the programs and create a shortcut of them to then move the shortcut to the Start Menu using the tutorial.
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23 Jan 2010   #18
pcbins

Windows 7
 
 
Thank you again

I finally got my "All Programs" the way I want it.
Its so organized even a MS Tech could find stuff in it!
ROFL

Thanks Again!
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23 Jan 2010   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

ROFLMAO, you're welcome Pcbins.
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