How to Add or Delete Start Menu All Programs Shortcuts in Windows 7
This will show you how to add or delete shortcuts in the All Programs area of the Start Menu for the Current User or All Users in Windows 7.
It appears that the context menu items for the Start Menu to open the Start Menu folders has been ommitted in the Windows 7 beta for now. Instead of adding and removing shortcuts directly out of the Start Menu, you could manually navigate to the two Start Menu folder locations.
EXAMPLE: Start Menu All Programs NOTE:All Programs is the right screenshot. You would click on All Programs (left screenshot) to open it.
Start Menu for Only Current Logged On User
1. Open the Start Menu.
A) Right click on All Programs and click on Open. (See screenshot below)
B) Go to step 4.
2. Open the Start Menu.
A) In the search box, type shell:start menu and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
FYI, I also encountered the same error message trying to create a new start menu folder. Thought maybe I missed something since I have almost zero experience with Vista (my wife has it on her new notebook and it's in another language to boot). Glad to see it wasn't just me.
Yep, I've sent MS feedback regarding this issue.
Im running the Windows 7 64 bit as my sole operating system. I ran into the quirk you mentioned above, and puttered about and found the easiest solution. Simply go into user accounts, disable the UAC, then make your changes, folders, renaming, moving, etc, changes to start menu, send to, whatever. When finished, go back to the user accounts and re-enable the UAC. It worked nicely for me and I hope it works for you too.
Last edited by teri2001; 25 Jan 2009 at 03:09 AM..