1.    04 Jan 2016 #1
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    Sorting the all apps list?


    OK. I know how to "go to file location" and some of the other basic tips, but I am still having two issues with the Windows 10 start menu after several hours of searching reading and pulling hair out.

    1) A few of my apps (programs I installed, not apps from the store) were originally in folders with no other shortcuts in them, so I decided to remove those folders and put the shortcut at the top level. This leaves me with a Mozilla Firefox shortcut which I want to rename to just "Firefox". I can rename it, but no matter what, it just stats under M in the all apps list. I also have 2 other apps with this problem, but I listed Firefox as an example.

    2) When I open the start menu (before entering All Apps), I wonder if there is a way to replace "File Explorer" with "My PC" or some other label. I have already changed the behavior of this button to open the "My Computer" screen I am used to. I just want to change the label if possible.

    Thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this.
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  2.    04 Jan 2016 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello dkplayaclub, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Q1) If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may help after renaming the shortcut.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    Q2) You should be able to use the method in the tutorial below to customize Start list folders.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    04 Jan 2016 #3
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    Thanks for your reply Brink. I was able to rename File Explorer following the guide you linked, so 1 out of 2 issues resolved.
    As per my first question, I have rebooted several times in the course of trying different things and am still having the same issue.

    I have also tried completely removing the shortcuts I am having problems with and adding new ones, but no matter what I do Firefox is always listed under M. What other info can I give you that might help us reach a conclusion here?
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  4.    04 Jan 2016 #4
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    If you haven't already, you might see if deleting it from All apps, then adding a new "Firefox" shortcut may work.
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  5.    04 Jan 2016 #5
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    Thanks again. Just needed someone to focus me.
    I was deleting and re-making the shortcut and it didn't work. Then I was uninstalling/Reinstalling and trying to change or move the shortcut. All I needed to do was to remove the shortcut completely and then create a new shortcut named "Firefox" and put it in the folder highlighted in the guide you posted.
    I'm now able to do pretty much everything I want with the start menu in Windows 10. It's a shame that every single tweak takes so much work.
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  6.    04 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkplayaclub View Post
    Thanks again. Just needed someone to focus me.
    I was deleting and re-making the shortcut and it didn't work. Then I was uninstalling/Reinstalling and trying to change or move the shortcut. All I needed to do was to remove the shortcut completely and then create a new shortcut named "Firefox" and put it in the folder highlighted in the guide you posted.
    I'm now able to do pretty much everything I want with the start menu in Windows 10. It's a shame that every single tweak takes so much work.
    new OS,s are always fun to customise.
    I just went to start all apps, right click on Mozilla Firefox, went to its location ,and renamed it to Firefox, ,it didn't show as Firefox till I rebooted windows, or so I thought ., I changed a few more and they are changed when I go look
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  7.    04 Jan 2016 #7
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    That's great news dkplayaclub.
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