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Windows 7: Can't re-arrange start menu

10 Apr 2009   #1
dev

Windows 7
 
 
Can't re-arrange start menu

Anybody else notice this? I absolutely despise that every program things it needs its own folder for Uninstall (That's what Add/Install is for!) and documentation (that's what F1 is for). So I try to keep all install programs in folders like Games, Internet, Utilities, etc. But with Windows 7 I can't do it right from the start menu. I can drag and drop them fine, but they aren't actually moved. I have to open up the folder (via right click>open all users) and move them that way. I'm pretty sure it's because they're in the All Users part of the Start Menu because when I try to move them from the actual folder, it asks me to confirm it. No such dialog box comes up if I do it from the start menu. Is there a fix for this?


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10 Apr 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dev, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing using the locations in this tutorial instead may help.

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Apr 2009   #3
dev

Windows 7
 
 

That's actually what I did, I just thought there might be a way to do it without having to resort to that rather annoying workaround. Thanks for the quick response, though.
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11 Apr 2009   #4
bodmas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

It is because Classic start menu option has been discontinued.
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11 Apr 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well I suppose that you could open two windows at that location to make it easier to drag and drop them between the windows.
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09 Apr 2010   #6
DJ TATTY

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Programs in the start menu

Ive rearranged my programs list & put new folders in, you have to cut & paste them on top of each other i just can't remember how i got the programs folder up so i could add new folders LOL.
I'll work it out & get back to you.....
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09 Apr 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dev View Post
That's actually what I did, I just thought there might be a way to do it without having to resort to that rather annoying workaround. Thanks for the quick response, though.
What I did was to open "all users" in one window, and my personal start menu in another... Then I used the snap feature and side by sided them. I dumped everything over into all users and made folders in my personal --Utility, Electronics, Programming, Word Processing, Graphics, etc.-- Then I shuffled the icons around with drag and drop placing each program in it's appropriate category. Once all users was empty I made a couple of folders over there and moved a few things back. As it's organized now I can do whatever I want but the others on here can only browse the web, look at pictures and read PDFs... They don't have the tools do do anything else.
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13 Apr 2010   #8
DJ TATTY

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
change the start menu/ALL PROGRAM layout

you can change the start menu layout like this......
click START/RUN & TYPE "start menu/programs" THIS WILL OPEN THE EDIT BOX USE THIS TO CREATE NEW FOLDERS ,BUT IF YOU WANT TO REARRANGE THE FOLDERS CLOSE THE BOX & DO IT IN
"start/all programs" YOU HAVE TO CUT & PASTE THEM ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.
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