Will W-7 allow Start-Menu customization like W-XP?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by jPaulB, May 19, 2011.

  1. jPaulB

    jPaulB Senior Member

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    Hi Folks,
    I've accumulated quite a list of software in the START->ALL PROGRAMS selection. I would really like to group them all into four or five folders, and not have to look at so much.

    Will W-7 allow this, and how can I do it?

    Regards,
    Paul
     
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    My chosen way (I am a dedicated customiser!!!) is to do into
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    and create folders in there, and then move individual items into each folder.

    I run permanently as the Global Administrator, but as a user/Admin. you may also find you need to open

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    and copy (D= NOT Move!) some of the user items which do not exist in program data, over to there.

    here is an example of how my start menu looks.
     
    #2 davehc, May 20, 2011
    Last edited: May 20, 2011

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