Windows 10: Start menu items will not remain sorted by name after renaiming


  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Feb 2016 #1

    Start menu items will not remain sorted by name after renaming


    Hello !
    I'm using windows 10 buid 1511
    I have a strange issue :
    When I install a new program , a shortcut is created on start menu , and this shortcut is located correctly according to first letter , for example "Adobe Photoshop CC" , is located under "A" section on start menu.
    But if I rename this shortcut to "Photoshop CC" , the shortcut remain under "A" section and will not go under "P" section as it should be.

    There's no option to refresh or re-arrange items on start menu.

    How can I resolve this problem ?

    Thank you !
    Last edited by tiku; 24 Feb 2016 at 18:57.
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  2. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       24 Feb 2016 #2

    How are you renaming it?
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       24 Feb 2016 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    How are you renaming it?
    Right click on icon , choose "open file location" , after I have renamed the shortcut.
    After that , On start menu the icon is renamed , but remain on the same section as I have explained before.
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  4.    24 Feb 2016 #4

    But if I rename this shortcut to "Photoshop CC" , the shortcut remain under "A" section and will not go under "P" section as it should be.
    I'm wondering if that might be because the destination file was not changed, only the shortcut. I'm not sure if that matters, but just a thought.

    b1rd

    (I should add that I'm using Powershell, so I really can't test with the same set up.)
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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       24 Feb 2016 #5

    b1rd said: View Post
    I'm wondering if that might be because the destination file was not changed, only the shortcut. I'm not sure if that matters, but just a thought.

    b1rd

    (I should add that I'm using Powershell, so I really can't test with the same set up.)
    Sorry , but this is the only way how can I rename an item on Windows's 10 start menu.
    Do you know another way ?
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       24 Feb 2016 #6

    I have 2 PC with windows 10 that have the same problem.

    Searching on internet , I've found this command (on Powershell ) :
    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\AppXManifest.xml"

    After executing this command :
    1) On the first Pc , the problem is resolved instantly.
    2) On the second Pc , I've got an error message , and the start menu is completely damaged , all the icons are displayed without icon , and with strange names like internet paths , and are not opening.

    To be honest , I don't understand what this command do.
    But maybe another safe method can exists to resolve this problem.
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  7.    24 Feb 2016 #7

    I've had a similar experience with entries not sorting alphabetically. I created a folder in the start menu called Games with shortcuts to various games. Most of the shortcuts sorted alphabetically but one or two would not no matter how a renamed them.
    Did you try to open the xml file in the powershell command to see what's in it? Maybe that could provide some insight.
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