Start > Programs: how do I customize?

Posted: 01-08-2009, 02:15 PM
From the "Start" menu in XP, I was able to arrange programs into hierarchical
groups, and add programs to the "Startup" folder (programs that launch at
startup)..

All these tasks were done using Windows Explorer in "Documents and Settings"

I would be grateful if someone could advise me (or provide a link) how to do
this in Vista.

Thanks.
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Start > Programs: how do I customize?


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Buster
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Re: Start > Programs: how do I customize?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 04:56 PM
On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:15:15 -0800, OldGrantonian
<OldGrantonian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>From the "Start" menu in XP, I was able to arrange programs into hierarchical
>groups, and add programs to the "Startup" folder (programs that launch at
>startup)..
>
>All these tasks were done using Windows Explorer in "Documents and Settings"
>
>I would be grateful if someone could advise me (or provide a link) how to do
>this in Vista.
There isn't one.
Malke
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Re: Start > Programs: how do I customize?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 06:01 PM
OldGrantonian wrote:
> From the "Start" menu in XP, I was able to arrange programs into
> hierarchical groups, and add programs to the "Startup" folder (programs
> that launch at startup)..
>
> All these tasks were done using Windows Explorer in "Documents and
> Settings"
>
> I would be grateful if someone could advise me (or provide a link) how to
> do this in Vista.
The new location in Vista for the all users start menu is:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.

You can click Start and then right-click All Programs and select Explore All
Users and get to the same location.

The user specific start menu folder is in:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu.

Then you can arrange things as you like.

Malke
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Louie Kapp
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Re: Start > Programs: how do I customize?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 06:08 PM
On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:01:12 -0800, Malke <malke@invalid.invalid>
wrote:
>OldGrantonian wrote:
>
>> From the "Start" menu in XP, I was able to arrange programs into
>> hierarchical groups, and add programs to the "Startup" folder (programs
>> that launch at startup)..
>>
>> All these tasks were done using Windows Explorer in "Documents and
>> Settings"
>>
>> I would be grateful if someone could advise me (or provide a link) how to
>> do this in Vista.
>
>The new location in Vista for the all users start menu is:
>C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.
>
>You can click Start and then right-click All Programs and select Explore All
>Users and get to the same location.
>
>The user specific start menu folder is in:
>C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo ws\Start Menu.
Good so far.
>Then you can arrange things as you like.
HOW?
OldGrantonian
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Re: Start > Programs: how do I customize?
Posted: 01-09-2009, 08:03 AM

That all works great! Thanks Malke


"Malke" wrote:
> OldGrantonian wrote:
>
> > From the "Start" menu in XP, I was able to arrange programs into
> > hierarchical groups, and add programs to the "Startup" folder (programs
> > that launch at startup)..
> >
> > All these tasks were done using Windows Explorer in "Documents and
> > Settings"
> >
> > I would be grateful if someone could advise me (or provide a link) how to
> > do this in Vista.
>
> The new location in Vista for the all users start menu is:
> C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.
>
> You can click Start and then right-click All Programs and select Explore All
> Users and get to the same location.
>
> The user specific start menu folder is in:
> C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu.
>
> Then you can arrange things as you like.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP
> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
> FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>
>
OldGrantonian
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Re: Start > Programs: how do I customize?
Posted: 01-09-2009, 08:12 AM
Hi Louie,
> >Then you can arrange things as you like.
>
> HOW?
I create at least 4 folders, "techie", "games", Microsoft, and "utilities".
Then move everything into one of these 4 folders.

"techie" is stuff like backup, defrag, CCleaner, anti-virus, firewall.

"games" is games.

I use "Microsoft" because all the geeks who are showing me how to do
something on my laptop always look for a Microsoft directory.

"utilities" is any other apps, music, graphics, editors, etc.

Then you can do sub-folders within folders.


"Louie Kapp" wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:01:12 -0800, Malke <malke@invalid.invalid>
> wrote:
>
> >OldGrantonian wrote:
> >
> >> From the "Start" menu in XP, I was able to arrange programs into
> >> hierarchical groups, and add programs to the "Startup" folder (programs
> >> that launch at startup)..
> >>
> >> All these tasks were done using Windows Explorer in "Documents and
> >> Settings"
> >>
> >> I would be grateful if someone could advise me (or provide a link) how to
> >> do this in Vista.
> >
> >The new location in Vista for the all users start menu is:
> >C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.
> >
> >You can click Start and then right-click All Programs and select Explore All
> >Users and get to the same location.
> >
> >The user specific start menu folder is in:
> >C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo ws\Start Menu.
>
> Good so far.
>
> >Then you can arrange things as you like.
>
> HOW?
>
OldGrantonian
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Re: Start > Programs: how do I customize?
Posted: 01-09-2009, 08:19 AM
>> There isn't one.

What is it that there isn't "one" of?



"Buster" wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:15:15 -0800, OldGrantonian
> <OldGrantonian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >From the "Start" menu in XP, I was able to arrange programs into hierarchical
> >groups, and add programs to the "Startup" folder (programs that launch at
> >startup)..
> >
> >All these tasks were done using Windows Explorer in "Documents and Settings"
> >
> >I would be grateful if someone could advise me (or provide a link) how to do
> >this in Vista.
>
> There isn't one.
>
Louie Kapp
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Re: Start > Programs: how do I customize?
Posted: 01-09-2009, 03:44 PM
On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 00:12:01 -0800, OldGrantonian
<OldGrantonian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi Louie,
>
>> >Then you can arrange things as you like.
>>
>> HOW?
>
>I create at least 4 folders, "techie", "games", Microsoft, and "utilities".
>Then move everything into one of these 4 folders.
>
>"techie" is stuff like backup, defrag, CCleaner, anti-virus, firewall.
>
>"games" is games.
>
>I use "Microsoft" because all the geeks who are showing me how to do
>something on my laptop always look for a Microsoft directory.
>
>"utilities" is any other apps, music, graphics, editors, etc.
>
>Then you can do sub-folders within folders.
COOL!
 
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