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Windows 7: Windows 7 Start Menu's All Programs Windows

05 Nov 2009   #1

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Windows 7 Start Menu's All Programs Windows

I've installed Win7 on my laptop and want to customize the Start Menu's All Programs window. I normally consolidate like programs/folders into one common folder to minimize the number of items on the All Program window (i.e. all Microsoft related items in one folder called something like Microsoft Programs). I can't seem to figure out how to do that in Windows 7.

Any thoughts/pointers are appreciated.


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05 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM 64-bit

Try this. Click Start Button/Right click on ALL Programs/Click Open ALL Users/Click Programs/and arrange the way you like it..

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts
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05 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Drag the folders across to where you want them too.
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05 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premuim

Thanks for the reply, Markst,

Got it! Moving from XP where the right click was on the Start Menu to get there. I tried Help in Win7 and it was of no help.

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05 Nov 2009   #5

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C:\Users\Your User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
This is where you can create folders and rearrange everything. You can of course take all the shortcuts from the Default and AllUsers folders following similar paths if you're on a single user machine. Alternatively, there's a tweak you can do to the "favorites" folder, replicating your process here with these shortcuts in the favorites folder. Doing that will put you back to the flyout style of XP, albeit at a higher starting point.
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