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    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Items in All apps in Windows 10 Start menu
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    How to Add or Remove Items in All apps in Windows 10 Start menu

    information   Information
    All apps in the Start menu displays an alphabetical list of shortcuts to all installed Windows apps and desktop apps on your Windows 10 PC. Some of these shortcuts are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove items listed in All apps on the Start menu for your account, new accounts, or all accounts in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    The only way to remove Windows Store apps from All apps is to uninstall them. Do not uninstall any that you want to use though.

    warning   Warning
    If you have 512 or more combined apps in All apps and tiles on Start, then they will all get blocked from displaying.

    Starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10547, All apps and Start now supports up to 2048 combined.

    To see how many apps you currently have, open PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter.

    Get-StartApps | measure


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    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add or Remove Items in All apps for Only Your Account
    • Option Two: To Add or Remove Items in All apps for New Accounts Added to PC
    • Option Three: To Add or Remove Items in All apps for All Accounts on PC



    EXAMPLE: All apps on Start menu
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    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Items in All apps for Only Your Account

    Note   Note
    Your account's All apps will have the items in this option and Option Three below listed in it.


    1. Copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter to open the folder.

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


    2. Do step 3, step 4, and/or step 5 below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Add Shortcuts to All apps

    A) Create or add shortcut(s) of anything you want in this Programs folder or in any subfolders (groups) you like. The name of this shortcut is what will show alphabetically in All apps. Go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)


     4. To Add Groups to All apps

    A) Create a new folder in this Programs folder with any name you want. The name of this folder is what will show alphabetically in All apps.

    B) Create or add shortcut(s) of anything you want in the new folder, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)


     5. To Remove Groups or Shortcuts from All apps

    A) Delete any shortcuts or subfolders (groups) you want in this Programs folder. (see screenshot below step 7)

    6. Repeat step 2 above if you would like to add anything else to All apps.

    7. When finished, you can close File Explorer if you like.

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    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Items in All apps for New Accounts Added to PC

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    When you add a new account to your PC, its All apps will be created to have the items in this option and Option Three below listed in it.


    1. Copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter to open the folder.

    C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


    2. Do step 3, step 4, and/or step 5 below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Add Shortcuts to All apps

    A) Add shortcut(s) of anything you want in this Programs folder or in any subfolders (groups) you like. The name of this shortcut is what will show alphabetically in All apps. Go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)


     4. To Add Groups to All apps

    A) Create a new folder in this Programs folder with any name you want. The name of this folder is what will show alphabetically in All apps.

    B) Add shortcut(s) of anything you want in the new folder, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)


     5. To Remove Groups or Shortcuts from All apps

    A) Delete any shortcuts or subfolders (groups) you want in this Programs folder. (see screenshot below step 7)

    6. Repeat step 2 above if you would like to add anything else to All apps.

    7. When finished, you can close File Explorer if you like.

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    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Items in All apps for All Accounts on PC

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.


    1. Copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter to open the folder.

    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


    2. Do step 3, step 4, and/or step 5 below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Add Shortcuts to All apps

    A) Add shortcut(s) of anything you want in this Programs folder or in any subfolders (groups) you like. The name of this shortcut is what will show alphabetically in All apps. Go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)


     4. To Add Groups to All apps

    A) Create a new folder in this Programs folder with any name you want. The name of this folder is what will show alphabetically in All apps.

    B) Add shortcut(s) of anything you want in the new folder, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)


     5. To Remove Groups or Shortcuts from All apps

    A) Delete any shortcuts or subfolders (groups) you want in this Programs folder. (see screenshot below step 7)

    6. Repeat step 2 above if you would like to add anything else to All apps.

    7. When finished, you can close File Explorer if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    I have tried adding additional shortcuts to these folders several times and every time the shortcut does not appear in All Apps. Most of the time the shortcut will appear pinned as a tile. Once I unpin it from start, the shortcut is deleted from the Programs folders. It's a little frustrating since I have several desktop apps that are not listed in All Apps that I would like easy access to from time to time (without having it as a pinned tile).

    Any suggestions?
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       02 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Maniac,

    Are you sure that you are not confusing the "Most used" and "All apps" locations?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    Yeah I'm pretty sure. I've tried creating shortcuts in %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with the same results.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       02 Aug 2015 #4

    What are the shortcuts for?

    Please post a screenshot showing them in the folders to see if anything may stand out.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5

    The shortcuts right now are for a couple of games and eclipse currently, but I've been unable to get them to show up in All Apps.

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       02 Aug 2015 #6

    I see a Steam and Origin folder. Do they have some of the game shortcuts in it instead? If so, duplicates will not always show.

    Did you restart the PC to see if that may help?
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  7.    02 Aug 2015 #7

    No they do not. Those folders appeared upon installation of those applications and currently just contain the app shortcut to the respective clients.

    The only way I've been able to get anything to appear in All Apps is if there is a "Make Start Shortcut" option when installing.

    I have restarted several times and have also force restarted explorer to see if that would do anything.
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  8. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       02 Aug 2015 #8

    Since these are for games, see if adding them to Games explorer instead may help.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...add-games.html
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  9.    02 Aug 2015 #9

    Well I've only been trying to add those games shortcuts to test it (just created my own games folder and have pinned that to start), but other applications won't show as well (been trying to get Eclipse to show up).
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