Edit or consolidate "START/All Programs" list?

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Brookston

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I have so many programs listed on the (Start button) "All Programs" pop-up menu, that two or three newly installed programs do not appear there. I have removed a few unused programs (and want to identify and remove a few more), but is there a way to edit and/or consolidate the items? For instance, I have several Adobe programs that could be listed in an Adobe folder...or perhaps I could create a "Graphics" folder. Is this possible? :confused: I can't seem to find the way "in". Or maybe there is an entirely different answer. Can you help?
 

pyritechips

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Are you using XP?

Try right clicking Start, then click Explore. Double click the Program Files and creat folders to groups your programs.

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All of the startmenu items are under -

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

In there you can make folders and dump as many of the other folders into those created folders that you want. Please note SOME programs install under

C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\Start Menu\Programs

where %User% is the user who installed the program. You can do the same thing in that folder but remember All Users is the programs everyone can see %User% is for the programs that individual user can see in the menu.
 

Brookston

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Problem Solved! Thanks very much for both responses, I knew about the method that "pyritechips" suggested, but it turns out that I really needed the next one. "Stumped Techy" provided the highly detailed answer that easily resolved the issue. A BIG THANK YOU!! And how do you mark the thread as resolved? I don't see it in the Thread Tools on server number one. I thought I saw it when the screen showed I was on server number two earlier in the day. Was I dreaming??
 
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