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Windows 7: Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

23 Apr 2012   #30

Windows 7 basic 64 bit

Great Tip! Thanks!

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23 Apr 2012   #31

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Marcosi, and Welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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27 Jun 2012   #32

windows 7 32 bit

Thank you Shawn - it works fine doing it as in Option1.

I got Access Denied when I navigated to:
C:\Users\xc7990\Start Menu

Why is that?

As I am the only User, I would like to have complete access and full permissions to everything. How do I arrange that? I got into a muddle when I used the Sharing tabs and had to Restore (message said "conflicting" and "unstable").
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27 Jun 2012   #33

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Fred.

Even as an administrator, you will just need to open any other user account's folder and allow permission when prompted first. Afterwards, you will be able to access the user's folders without issue. :)
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05 Dec 2012   #34

Win7 home premium, 64 bit

I have a variation on this issue which doesn't appear to be covered here; I hope someone can help me with it. In Win7, I understand how to pin programs I use most often (and only those) to the left side of the start menu. However, in WinXP, I was also able to pin a FOLDER to the same part of the start menu, containing shortcuts to programs I use frequently but less often - essentially a 'half way house' between my 'most often' list and 'all programs'. Opening that folder gave me a sub-menu of my 'tier 2' programs. Is there any way to do that (or something equivalent) in Win7?
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05 Dec 2012   #35

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello bphil, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to enable pinning folders to the Start Menu, but they won't have expandable menus though. It'll only open the folder when clicked on.

Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Folder, Drive, and Library

If you wanted to add expandable folders on the Start Menu, then you might see if the free program Start Menu X (aka: Start Menu 7) may work for you for this instead.

Hope this helps, :)
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19 Sep 2014   #36

Windows 7 65-bit


Excellent answer.
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06 Aug 2015   #37

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thank you, I've lost suddenly a folder and icon of Opera, but now it's added to the startmenu again.
Indeed Start/ Display All users/ Program's (*not the start/ open option) did the trick.
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06 Aug 2015   #38

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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29 Jan 2017   #39

Windows 7 Ult x64

Thanks, great tips.. but I want a bit more details. For example let say I have 10 shortcuts (below the line) on the left side. Then, how to remove only two of them - I mean two shortcuts, not all of them.. Is it possible?
Note: If I right-click 'Remove from This List', it can't...
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