1.    11 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Windows 10 64-bit

    Cannot add shortcuts to Apps list in start menu


    So, I've been trying to add a few things to the app list in the start menu for a while now. Every site I've gone to says to put the shortcuts in "%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs". I have done that multiple times, checked to make sure the shortcuts were pointed at the correct executable, moved the short cuts up a directory and then back to the Programs folder. I have restarted my machine since then, and I'm not quite sure where I'm going wrong.
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  2.    11 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    There are two places that I've used successfully.
    For an individual user: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    For all users: %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    How are you creating the shortcuts? I make them on my desktop then copy (or cut) and paste them into Programs.
    Perhaps it helps that my account is an administrator?

    There's a tutorial on this: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    11 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I do it the same way you seem to, and my account is also an admin. I had actually look at the linked article before as well. I'll try doing it through the ProgramData method.
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  4.    11 Oct 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I just retried it by making a new shortcut. It worked. No idea why it didn't before.
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