Where is the Start Menu located?

tomservo

Senior Member
#1
In Windows XP, I can access my start menu through C:\Documents and Settings\...\Start Menu
Where is the Start Menu for user and All Users in Windows 7? I tried opening that folder by right clicking on the Win7 start menu and clicking "Open Windows Explorer," but I can't find the resulting directory manually in Windows Explorer.

And when I try to drag an item to the Start Menu in Windows explorer and create as shortcut, Windows tells me I can't create a shortcut there. That works in XP, why not in 7?
 


RAK

Extraordinary Member
#2
There are 2.
The "user" is Users - username - AppData - Roaming - Microsoft - Windows - Start menu
Common is Program Data - Microsoft - Windows - Star Menu
Added. (After alter posts!) You will need to go to Tools - Folder Options - View and unhide" protected Operating system", and "Show hidden files...etc.", in order to see and use the Program Data folder.
 


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fjgold

New Member
#3
They are normally "hidden" as well.
 


tomservo

Senior Member
#4
You will need to go to Tools - Folder Options - View and unhide" protected Operating system", and "Show hidden files...etc.", in order to see and use the Program Data folder.
Thanks! Gotta love Microsoft, constantly trying to protect us from ourselves.
 


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