Sunday, April 6, 2014

Windows 7: How to modify the default Start menu All Programs


This posting shows you where to find the Windows 7 default Start Menu options for the All Programs group.

  1. If not already done, go to: Control Panel > Folder Options > View Tab > Show Hidden files, folders, or drives.
  2. Navigate to: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\. 
  3. Edit has desired. Administrator permission is required to make modifications to this folder.
  • Modifications made in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ affect all users.
  • Modification made in C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ affect only that user.

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