Where is the Start Menu located?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by tomservo, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. tomservo

    tomservo Senior Member

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    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?
     
  2. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

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    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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  3. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

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    They are normally "hidden" as well.
     
  4. tomservo

    tomservo Senior Member

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    Thanks! Gotta love Microsoft, constantly trying to protect us from ourselves.
     

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