1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10 au

    Double entries in start menu

    Hi, I have the same problem in two different pc

    My start menu has some double entries (see picture)
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    I checked the start menu folders:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    but I didn't find a solution

    In addition, I have other entries that I didn't find in the folders (and I need to move them in subdir, to better organize the menu)

    Someone know how to solve these issue?
    Thanks in advance
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,751
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, I can't definitely tell you why you have two identical shortcuts, but I can tell you you only get one folder level expressed in Win 10's start menu.

    Here's a suggestion for Avast: In your start menu folder do you have a shortcut at the top level as well as within a subfolder? That's what Avast normally creates. I deleted the first a long time back, and have only one visible.

    For example, I have a hierarchical start menu with category folders, subcategory folders and a folder for most programs- normal legacy start menu familiar from '98 to Win 7. It's fine if I use Classic Shell. But here's how you can see Win 10's start menu strips out the shortcuts and arranges them so helpfully in alphabetic order.
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    All those help files are shortcuts in separate subfolders. I suppose the appropriate comment might be 'Help'!

    Given what you are seeing this suggests the shortcuts that appear identical perhaps aren't?
    The Windows Start Menu hides duplicate shortcuts - MOBZystems
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10 au


    Thank you dalchina, reading your reply, a light bulb turned on in my head

    I moved out from the start menu subfolder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs the shortcuts duplicated, and after I re-moved in the folder.
    The start menu auto-updated itself and now I have just one shortcut

    I did the same with the shortcuts I want to organize. I find them in a subfolder, move-out and move-in in the right position

    Probably windows didn't update something
    Now the start menu is ok

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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,751
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