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  1.    18 Jul 2017 #1
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    Hiding administrative tools folder from "all programs" in classic shel


    and/or in windows 10 in general.

    Im sure this is possible, just beyond me by a little bit. I use Link-shell extension which shows the files in the start menu being hardlinked to the ones in the control panel.

    what Im attempting to do is delete/hide administrative tools from my start menu, but still hvae it appear and be accessible via the control panel.

    Any takers?
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  2.    18 Jul 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    and/or in windows 10 in general.

    Im sure this is possible, just beyond me by a little bit. I use Link-shell extension which shows the files in the start menu being hardlinked to the ones in the control panel.

    what Im attempting to do is delete/hide administrative tools from my start menu, but still hvae it appear and be accessible via the control panel.

    Any takers?
    You mention Classic Shell in the title. Is this what you are trying to do? In Classic Shell settings, remove the Administrative Tools entry. The Control Panel entry will still show Administrative Tools as the top entry.

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  3.    18 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    You mention Classic Shell in the title. Is this what you are trying to do? In Classic Shell settings, remove the Administrative Tools entry. The Control Panel entry will still show Administrative Tools as the top entry.

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    nope. sort of. if you click the all programs button, in that view/panel - down at the bottom by easeof access/windows system folders etc etc.. administrative tools is listed as a folder.

    i hate clutter/redundancy so i only want it in the control panel if possible.

    thank you for the reply
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  4.    18 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    nope. sort of. if you click the all programs button, in that view/panel - down at the bottom by easeof access/windows system folders etc etc.. administrative tools is listed as a folder.

    i hate clutter/redundancy so i only want it in the control panel if possible.

    thank you for the reply
    If you could post a pic of what you are looking at, it would help. I can't visualize what you are seeing. There are so many ways to configure Classic Shell.
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  5.    18 Jul 2017 #5
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    Okie doke I'll get an image up momentarily. Dealing with an unagreeable toddler atm

    Thanks again
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  6.    18 Jul 2017 #6
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    see how its listed under the control panel flyout as well as with the rest of the program folders? I'd like to remove it from the latter but since they are one in the same (hard linked) if i even try to hide the folders in start menu they disappear from both places.

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  7.    18 Jul 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    see how its listed under the control panel flyout as well as with the rest of the program folders? I'd like to remove it from the latter but since they are one in the same (hard linked) if i even try to hide the folders in start menu they disappear from both places.

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    OK, how about this? Set Admin tools to "do not display" and leave "Control Panel" alone.


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  8.    18 Jul 2017 #8
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    you would think right?

    unfortunately this is what i have

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  9.    18 Jul 2017 #9
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    The reason it shows up in the All Programs list in Classic Shell is because that folder is in the directory where the default start menu gets its All Programs list too ( C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs ). Unfortunately, if you delete the shortcut folder from the Start menu folder, then it won't open in Control Panel either because the Control Panel uses the Start menu shortcuts folder instead of the actual executables from the System32 folder. I'm not sure if there's a way to point Control Panel to those instead.
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  10.    18 Jul 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMcD488 View Post
    The reason it shows up in the All Programs list in Classic Shell is because that folder is in the directory where the default start menu gets its All Programs list too ( C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs ). Unfortunately, if you delete the shortcut folder from the Start menu folder, then it won't open in Control Panel either because the Control Panel uses the Start menu shortcuts folder instead of the actual executables from the System32 folder. I'm not sure if there's a way to point Control Panel to those instead.
    yea i figured something like this was the case (sorta above my pay grade) and i also figured if it was doable it would take someone w/ a far deeper understanding of inner-windows than I

    Perhaps someone w/ the know how will see this, or perhaps it isnt worth the trouble. Either way I had to ask.

    Off topic but i cant stand how bloated windows 10 has become. So many apps you cant remove even with powershell. So much you cant customize. I cant even delete the ease of access folder (since that too can be accessed elsewhere) without a simple sfc/scannow just putting it back.

    Wont even get on WDCM or UAC. Protecting people from themselves is beginning to become oppressive ;p
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