How do I Organize Windows 7 Start Menu

March 17, 2011 at 17:39:32
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium
How do I...In Windows XP and prior, I could organize the program short cuts that were displayed by creating new folders and moving short cuts into specific folders.

In Windows 7, Windows Explorer will not allow me access to the Start Menu under the C:\Users directory.

How do I create new folders and move around short cuts.

I experience the same problem with both Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional. I am the Administrator and I can see all system folders.

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March 17, 2011 at 18:54:55
To start with, are you looking in the right places? The Start Menu is in at least
two locations, one for all users:

\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

and one for each individual user:

\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

If you already knew that, then I'll just agree that it is pretty hard to put
stuff into those folders. I keep forgetting how I did it last time and have
to try two or three different ways before I discover the one that works.
I can't try it right now because I'm using Linux... (I wouldn't be able to
create a shortcut in Linux, of course, but I could use Linux to move a
shortcut created in Windows into any Windows folder,)

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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