Small problem changing shortcuts in start menu

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  1. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 Home 64
       #1

    Small problem changing shortcuts in start menu


    Whenever I try to move, delete or rename a shortcut in \ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs or its subfolders, appears this window (but the shortcut is moved, deleted or renamed without problems):
    Small problem changing shortcuts in start menu-2016-01-02_005536.png

    Really it is not a problem, but it seems that something is wrong...
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  2. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #2

    nabucco said:
    Whenever I try to move, delete or rename a shortcut in \ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs or its subfolders, appears this window (but the shortcut is moved, deleted or renamed without problems):
    Small problem changing shortcuts in start menu-2016-01-02_005536.png

    Really it is not a problem, but it seems that something is wrong...
    In my experience, (and trust me, I've hacked these folders to death!), the AppData and ProgramData ones; don't move any shortcuts from the Windows System folders!
    You can move others but keep them in that directory then 'hide' the folder they came out of; for example: you want to show the .exe shortcut but not all the helpme or readme files.
    renaming most of them will probably corrupt the execution path.
    If you want to create a whole new folder for certain shortcuts, copy them, don't move them, and place the copies in the new folder, then hide the old folders.
    Leave the Windows System folders alone, though.
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  3. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #3

    Meaning he might be trying to rename, delete or move a Metro app or system app, reasons for this error.
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  4. Posts : 299
    Win-10 Pro x64
       #4

    Given what Edwin just said, do you think running the System File checker would be of any benefit?

    Edit: Probably not, as I just re-read the original post.
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  5. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #5

    jds63 said:
    Meaning he might be trying to rename, delete or move a Metro app or system app, reasons for this error.
    Exactly! I should have went into more detail.
    I had a tutorial on it but, a few things have changed over the last number of Builds.
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  6. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #6

    Edwin said:
    Exactly! I should have went into more detail.
    I had a tutorial on it but, a few things have changed over the last number of Builds.
    Thought so, thread starter error was not in english all i understood was operation i think. Screwed up on me with non metro apps though in the past third party apps i had installed.
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  7. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #7

    These are the two folders you need to modify, and take caution doing so!
    DO NOT touch the stuff highlighted in purple!
    You can change icons all you want, you can cut installed exe's from their folders and hide the folder along with the junk, or delete it if it is empty...
    you can make new folders to put the cut/copied and pasted shortcuts into, but you need to create twin folders in both locations then place the shortcuts in their respective folders in their respective locations.

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  8. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #8

    Assume that is a third party app you are using or just your theme ? All i ever did so far was wanting to rename a non metro or system app, but has worked o.k. lately for me.
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  9. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #9

    jds63 said:
    Assume that is a third party app you are using or just your theme ? All i ever did so far was wanting to rename a non metro or system app, but has worked o.k. lately for me.
    Custom theme, folders and icons.
    Yeah, I've done some different tweaks as well including some renaming...
    there's a whack of variables though, you just gotta experiment with it!
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  10. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #10

    O.k., but i saw resource hacker, so felt that handles it. So far i am o.k. with way Windows 10 looks as long as everything is working good and it is for me since July except for some minor bugs everyone gets.
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