Windows 10: Why won't this Start Menu/Programs folder go away?! Solved

  1.    12 Nov 2016 #1

    Why won't this Start Menu/Programs folder go away?!


    I maintain a customised Start menu and have the folders under "Programs" renamed and re-ordered in categories that are meaningful to me. But Windows 10 keeps changing it; specifically, the "Windows Administrative Tools" folder. I have that folder nested under "System" but Windows 10 keeps creating it again (as an empty folder) under the "root" folder of "Programs". I keep deleting it and Windows keeps re-creating it. Windows 7 used to do this, too. It drives me !@#$ crazy. How do I make Windows cut it out?!
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       12 Nov 2016 #2

    Meaney said: View Post
    I maintain a customised Start menu and have the folders under "Programs" renamed and re-ordered in categories...
    To see nested folders you must be using a custom Start menu such as Classic Shell, the standard Start flattens out sub folders and only has a two level display. I don't have Classic Shell, so can't reproduce your symptoms.

    Having said that, I've just make a folder appear or disappear at will on a normal Start menu. I very much doubt you can stop Windows creating one of its default folders if it sees it's gone missing - so let it make Administrative Tools then make it a hidden folder instead of deleting it. I suspect this will have the effect you want (not seeing it) but Windows will be happy that it exists, so won't try to change things. Works for a standard Start menu, don't see any reason why it shouldn't work the same with Classic Shell.
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  3.    12 Nov 2016 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    To see nested folders you must be using a custom Start menu such as Classic Shell...
    Hi, Bree. You're absolutely right that I am using Classic Shell. I should of course have mentioned that!

    Your tip worked a charm. Thank you!
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