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Windows 7: Custom Start Menu Folder

08 Mar 2012   #11

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

The start menu is a combination of what is here:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and what is here:
C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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08 Mar 2012   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Sometimes you have to right click on all programs a few times to get that open all user to show up.
Here is the actual location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
You will also find some start menu items here C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
AppData is hidden use this tutorial to unhide it use Option 1 step 3 File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
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08 Mar 2012   #13
Brian Davison

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thank you "Bongo" and "username issues", that is exactly what I was looking for - a bit more hidden than in XP but once I unhide it I can set up my start menu exactly as I would like it - job done!! (Ihope - I'll get back to you if I hit further trouble)
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08 Mar 2012   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

You're Welcome
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