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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #1

    How can I add programs to the All Apps start menu list?


    I've tried the tutorial Here and it does not work.

    I'm trying to add the app 'DotA 2' and have put it in the \programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs and then restarted my PC. It is still not showing up.



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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    Same problem here. It just ends up pinning it to the right. :/
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       04 Aug 2015 #3

    You put the shortcuts here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    (the guide you read is outdated-in previous versions of Windows, you would put them in that directory)
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #4

    Yeahno. All that does for me is pin it to the start menu...
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #5

    You said: View Post
    You put the shortcuts here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    (the guide you read is outdated-in previous versions of Windows, you would put them in that directory)
    I did put it in C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs I mentioned this in my post and its shown in the pictures.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       04 Aug 2015 #6

    Mercarcher said: View Post
    I did put it in C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs I mentioned this in my post and its shown in the pictures.
    Oh. I'm sorry. I must've misread that as the appdata directory.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       04 Aug 2015 #7

    When I place shortcuts in that folder, they appear in the All Apps. Try this directory, then: C:\users\your username\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #8

    Mercarcher said: View Post
    I did put it in C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs I mentioned this in my post and its shown in the pictures.
    Same. And even if I nest the shortcut under a preexisting folder, it only gets pinned to the start menu. Is there registry trickery that must be done? I wouldn't think such a trivial task would require that kind of brute force...
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #9

    You said: View Post
    When I place shortcuts in that folder, they appear in the All Apps. Try this directory, then: %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    I'm trying to put them in the All Apps, they aren't going there even being in that folder. Any changes to file names in that folder update after I restart, but any new shortcuts do not get added.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #10

    No matter where I place my shortcut, be it the root folder at %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs or any contained folder that was preexisting and added by a different program, the shortcut I want to add to All apps simply appears pinned on the right.
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