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Windows 7: Where is the "START" menu folder in Win7?

16 Apr 2014   #11

Win 7 x64
Start Programs Location

C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs

That's the only place I was able to find where ALL of the actual things on my start menu were located.

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16 Apr 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium
Not everything is there

I would like to create a shortcut to Revo Uninstaller that does nor require going into a second folder. Revo IS on the start menu, but IS NOT in C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs. Also, not all shortcuts on the desktop show up in C:\Users\Donn\Desktop.
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10 Sep 2014   #13

7, XP, osx, ios
Link shows in pink/salmon and can't be removed.

My W7 (Pro) start menu shows one link (QuickTime Player) as pink/salmon background and I cannot remove QuickTime Player from the start menu. (The option is there but it won't remove.)

The properties of the link points to \ProgramData\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\QuickTime\"QuickTime Player.lnk"... the same place All Programs->QuickTime->QuickTime Player is.

If I go into the directory and change the name of the link to QT (no extension) it removes it from the Start menu and Programs->QuickTime-> is now QT (but I'd like it to remain as it was, QuickTime Player.

If I then change the link to QT.lnk it puts it back into the Start menu (as QT).

This is a non-admin user so if I change the user to be a member of Administrators (in case it requires Admin to remove from the Start menu) and log back into the user account the entire Start menu changes, adding on other links and the QuickTime Player link is no longer there. (I'm guessing administrators have some group policy menu difference.)

In the Unix world there are hard links and soft links. It seems M$ never got it right and the main link (Start->QuickTime Player) is pointing at the other link Programs->QuickTime->QuickTime Player so when the name is changed it changes in two places. (Kind of like a URL can be displayed as Click Here (or an image) when the URL is something else entirely.)

Why Start->QuickTime Player can't be deleted and why it's pink/salmon I have no idea. Does anyone out there know? How can I remove it from Start without affecting All Programs->QuickTime->QuickTime Player?

(Note QuickTime Player does not show up in the \Users\... directory structure either.)
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