Windows 10: create folders in start menu to organize

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  1.    17 Jan 2016 #21

    ruggb said: View Post
    Actually, things stored in multiple places in W7 also.
    The ALL USERS start menu and the logged in USER start menu are copied into the ProgramData start menu on login which is what is displayed.
    The issue with W10 is that you can place multiple levels of folders into the start menu folder but it only displays the first level, now I can no longer see an organized list in the menu. Under a first level folder, ALL items contained in that folder and all sub-folders appear and all organization of the sub-folders is lost.
    I thought I had found the items that are "Pin to Start", but I seemed to have lost that info. Any one know where those are??
    Everything I install is installed for all User so it goes right in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder, the issue for me with Win10 is not that there is 2 folders but that I can't use it in an efficient way like Windows 7.

    With Win7 I can drag and drop any files inside, with the right click menu I can use any entry:
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    I can put any kind of files in the folders directly: Zip .exe rar. doc, xls etc etc.. and I see it appear in the menu right away.

    ALL items contained in that folder and all sub-folders appear...
    No (except if you use only .Ink files: Win10 menu is restricted to .ink files ONLY (including hard-links), you can put anything in the folders but it is of NO USE at all for me since you don't see it and even if you see it you have few option in the right click menu.

    Lot of time for user the menu broke (especially with apps) it is not responding or is very slow for no reason except it's an half-baked OS. You have to use the powershell to reset it regularly it's not normal. It's like Microsoft make the menu so unusable that they hope users will give up on the menu and use only Cortana....
    I thought I had found the items that are "Pin to Start", but I seemed to have lost that info. Any one know where those are??
    IMO it could be in the registry, it's easy to know just pin an item with a unique that you give like "asdfdsa" and search for this unique name in the registry with Registrar Registry Manager, if you don't find it do the same thing but in the C: with Agent Ramsack you can't search for a file name or inside and it is quick :)

    OK, true but its a whole lots easier to navigate it in 7. I generally put all my stuff in all users as I'm the only user.
    Same thing for me here !
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  2.    17 Jan 2016 #22

    UNFORTUNATELY, I have no argument with any of that. There is nothing wrong with it because it is all design intent and Redmond knows best what is good for u. Whatsa matta wit ja?
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  3.    17 Jan 2016 #23

    Location of metro start menu items
    C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
    rt clk an item, then "more", then "open file location"
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  4.    17 Jan 2016 #24

    I simply create 2 new folders, one for Universal Apps and one for Win32 Programs, add the shortcuts I wish, aptly name the folders 00xxxx so they remain at the top of the hierarchy, anything below that, I don't bother looking at.

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  5.    29 Feb 2016 #25

    I gave up on optimizing this smartphone like Win10 start menu for dummies. There are people out there who want to use their PC fast and effectively. My solution: Classic Shell and a custom folder ("C:\Users\lukie80\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\My Programs") containing copies of all important programs in a hierarchical structure. I just leave the two start menu locations unchanged.
    - Why a third manually made folder you ask? Because most programs recreate an entry after an update in the root of the start menu again. Retarded developers.
    - Why a hierarchy? Once I had about a hundred programs installed. Sometimes I knew I had a specific program (for example file recovery, stream demultiplexing, mass mp3 tag editor) but did not know its name.
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  6.    29 Feb 2016 #26

    [accidental double post, please delete]
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  7.    20 Jun 2016 #27

    Can something like this be leveraged using Classic Shell in both Win 8.1 and Win 10?
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