Resorting the Start Menu

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9Dad

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I would like to put my XP start menu in alphabetical order. I used to be able to do this in 98 by removing an "order" variable from the registry, however I can't find it in XP.
 

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the entire start menu, or all the applications? If the latter, right click on any of the apps and choose 'sort by name'. If the former, dunno. I only have about 6 things in the former, and as such would just do it manually.

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9Dad

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I was hoping to do the entire start menu at once rather than each item individually.
 

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dunno. You can try right clicking on the taskbar > properties > start menu tab > classic button > customize > sort, but that didn't work for me on the start menu itself, only on the apps.

I got nothing, sorry.

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The "order" you were looking for is most likely HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder and, at the bottom of this page it would appear that removing it, will re-order the list.
 
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