Re: organizing All Programs
Nice tips from Adam.
You have 2 separate locations where the All Programs shortcuts may be
1. The All Users folder which is located at
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. To access this folder,
right click All Programs and select Explore All Users.
2. The User folder which is located at C:\Users\<user
name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. To access this
folder, right click All Programs and select Explore. (Where <user name> is
the currently logged on user)
The shortcuts in these folders are placed there by the installation program
for the particular application and may be in either one or both of these
locations depending on how the installation program was configured.
If you want all of the program shortcuts to be seen by any user on the
computer, then customize the All Users folder. If you want these programs to
be seen by only the currently logged in user, then customize the <user name>
Create the sub-folders you want like Graphics, Sound. Utilities etc under
the All Programs folder and then drag the shortcuts into those folders.
You can make folders you want and name what you want on desktop and copy
program shortcuts into them and drag them where you want. You could make
copies of the folders you want as well. I don't believe you can hack the
start menu to behave like XP's did. I think they should have retained the
option to have an XP esque Start Menu, and many TBTs told them and the shell
team ignored them.
"kjk" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi Folks,
> Can somebody tell me how to organize the All Programs list the way I
> want it, instead of the way Bill wants it? Any advice would be much
> appreciated. Thanks.