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Best Way: Windows 7 Start Menu Shortcut Removal

EXAMPLE: Start Menu All Programs NOTE: All Programs is the right screenshot. You would click on All Programs (left screenshot) to open it.

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OPTION ONE

Start Menu for Only Current Logged On User

1. Open the Start Menu.

A) Right click on All Programs and click on Open. (See screenshot below)

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B) Go to step 4.

OR 2. Open the Start Menu.

A) In the search box, type shell:start menu and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

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B) Open the Programs folder. C) Go to step 4.

OR

3 go to this website. Open Folder Options.

A) Dot Show hidden files, folders, or drives., and click on apply. (See screenshot below)

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B) Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the location below. (See screenshot below step 6)

Code:
 
C:Users(user name)AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

4. You can now Copy and Paste shortcuts, Drag and Drop shortcuts, and create New Folders that you want in the Start Menu in this window below.

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts-current_user_start_menu.jpg

5. If you did step 3, then in Folder Options again, dot Don’t show hidden files, folders, or drives and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 3)

OPTION TWO

Start Menu Shared by All Users

1. Open the Start Menu.

A) Right click on All Programs and click on Open All Users. (See screenshot below)

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B) Go to step 3.

OR 2. Open the Start Menu.

A) In the search box, type shell:common start menu and press Enter. B) Go to step 3.

OR 3. Open Folder Options.

A) Dot Show hidden files, folders, or drives, and click on Apply. (See screenshot below)

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B) Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the location below. (See screenshot below step 5)

Code:
 
C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

4. You can now Copy and Paste shortcuts, Drag and Drop shortcuts, and create New Folders that you want in the Start Menu in this window below.

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts-all_users_start_menu.jpg

5. If you did step 3, then in Folder Options again, dot Don’t show hidden files, folders, or drives and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 3)

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