All Programs List

April 19, 2011 at 14:02:49
Specs: Windows XP
Is there a way to disable the creation of files in a certain folder? I want to know so whenever I install a new program it won't show itself on the All Programs list, because sometimes setups don't give you a choice.

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April 20, 2011 at 02:56:15
"it won't show itself on the All Programs list"
If it does, right click on it & Delete.

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April 20, 2011 at 07:56:19
Why answer when you are not going to be helpful?

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April 20, 2011 at 14:25:00
Johnw gave you an answer. If you don't want to follow it that's your business. I myself create new files under start "programs all". I for example have a utilities entry. If the installer doesn't have an option where I want it in the start menu or not at all I just drag it somewhere else after the program is installed. If I install a game I will drag it to the games entry. I just have to remember that if I uninstall a program that I have to manual delete the shortcut out of the start menu as the uninstaller only can deal with where it originally was. This way I can keep my start menu better organized. Also I run ccleaners to cleanup orphan registry startup menu entries. If the shortcut was moved around in the start menu the entry would have remain in the registry where the installer originally placed it.

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