1.    30 Nov 2015 #1
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    Create folders in the start menu?


    I have tried creating a folder in every known location to get an additional folder to show up in the start menu so I can throw some games and what not under it...does anyone have any idea how to do this?

    I've tried creating a folder named "Games" in the following:

    C:\ProgramData
    C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local
    C:\Program Files
    C:\Program Files (x86)
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Apparently the 0-Z list doesn't read any of these directories, but I am baffled that my Nvidia driver created a folder and it shows up under "N" just fine...I'm assuming this is some type of regedit but I have no clue where to begin...Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZeeMan View Post
    I have tried creating a folder in every known location to get an additional folder to show up in the start menu so I can throw some games and what not under it...does anyone have any idea how to do this?

    I've tried creating a folder named "Games" in the following:

    C:\ProgramData
    C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local
    C:\Program Files
    C:\Program Files (x86)
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Apparently the 0-Z list doesn't read any of these directories, but I am baffled that my Nvidia driver created a folder and it shows up under "N" just fine...I'm assuming this is some type of regedit but I have no clue where to begin...Any help is appreciated, thanks!
    You have to create the folders in one or both of these two places:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    and, you have to put stuff in the folders before they'll show up in the Start Menu.
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZeeMan View Post
    I have tried creating a folder in every known location to get an additional folder to show up in the start menu so I can throw some games and what not under it...does anyone have any idea how to do this?

    I've tried creating a folder named "Games" in the following:

    C:\ProgramData
    C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local
    C:\Program Files
    C:\Program Files (x86)
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Apparently the 0-Z list doesn't read any of these directories, but I am baffled that my Nvidia driver created a folder and it shows up under "N" just fine...I'm assuming this is some type of regedit but I have no clue where to begin...Any help is appreciated, thanks!
    IDK - I have successfully created folders/shortcuts in this location
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    I have, however, found I needed to logout/login to see the changes afterwards.
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    IDK - I have successfully created folders/shortcuts in this location
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    I have, however, found I needed to logout/login to see the changes afterwards.
    Good point simrick!
    Thanks.
    At least restart Explorer.
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Hmm yeah I've tried logging out and restarting...still doesn't show up, I'm assuming it would be under "G" for games but I'm clueless at this point...
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    You have to create the folders in one or both of these two places:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    and, you have to put stuff in the folders before they'll show up in the Start Menu.
    Ah I missed your key point! This worked in the roaming location....thanks Edwin!
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  7.    30 Nov 2015 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Actually...the things I want to move into are the normal store apps...drag n drop doesn't work, and I can't right click to create a shortcut...any tips to do that?
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  8.    16 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZeeMan View Post
    Actually...the things I want to move into are the normal store apps...drag n drop doesn't work, and I can't right click to create a shortcut...any tips to do that?
    Try to use Symlinks it should work, here's a software to make it more ez to do the symlinks or junctions: Link Shell Extension

    Regards
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