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Windows 7: Shortcuts to EXE on Start menu Win7 64-bit, converts to menu

03 Feb 2014   #1

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
Shortcuts to EXE on Start menu Win7 64-bit, converts to menu

Two Win7 computers
[1] 32-bit
[2] 64-bit

On [1] Win7 32bit
- to add a short cut to Notepad.EXE file
Start > RClick > New Shortcut
Browse to "C:Windows\Notepad.EXE" file etc
... shortcut runs the EXE file
... I run primary shortcuts with WinKey > number 0 to 9

On [2] Win7 64bit
- add a short cut to Notepad.EXE file
Start > RClick > New Shortcut
Browse to "C:Windows\Notepad.EXE" file etc
- shortcut on Start is created as a menu ... (I am not clicking on the "New Folder" on context menu)
- the menu contains Recent Items
- to run the EXE file I have to "Click" the menu name,
*** WinKey > number only opens the menus side list

Shortcuts to EXE on Start menu Win7 64-bit, converts to menu-_start-menu-64-bit.png

In 32-bit I can also add folders/shortcuts to Start menu at ...
C:\Users\<Computer name, eg Owner>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

But where would that be in 64-bit ?
Or am I missing something ?

Would appreciate any help

Both PC have Classic Start Menu
- maybe my question should be directed to "Classic Start Menu" ??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2014   #2

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
ooopps !


I should have looked before burdening this forum ...

Is a setting in "Classic Start Menu" that I had wrong

Classic Start Menu > Start > RClick > Settings > General Behavior
[ ] Enable jump lists .... DISABLED

Problem solved
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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