Windows 10: Removing unused programs from start menu Solved

  1.    21 Feb 2018 #1

    Removing unused programs from start menu


    I have several programs listed on my start menu that have been uninstalled, but they're still listed on the start menu. Right clicking them gives several options, but there is no option to delete. How can I do this? Thanks.
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  2.    21 Feb 2018 #2

    r-click ProgIcon/More/Open file location will take you to the hidden folder C:Users/UserName/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs. If it appears in the Start Menu, it will be here to delete, though you may need to repeat for some that don't show up here but in the C:/Windows folder.
    You can also create folders to consolidate, if you wish.
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  3. Posts : 6,392
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Feb 2018 #3

    Right-click on them, in the More > menu select 'open file location'. This opens File Explorer at the Start menu location where you can delete the shortcut.
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  4. Posts : 6,392
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Feb 2018 #4

    mrgeek said: View Post
    ...will take you to the hidden folder C:Users/UserName/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs...
    That's the user's personal Start menu. It could equally well take you to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu if the shortcut was installed on the 'all users' Start menu. Either way, it takes you to the shortcut which you can then delete.
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  5. Posts : 28,495
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       21 Feb 2018 #5
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  6.    22 Feb 2018 #6

    Thanks, guys. It worked. I deleted the files in the folder as you suggested and now those apps are gone from the start list.
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  7. Posts : 28,495
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       22 Feb 2018 #7

    I'm glad we could help.
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