Where are my programs

Posted: 01-22-2009, 08:40 AM
I have Vista Home Premium. Why aren't half the programs I have on my PC on
the Programs list? I shouldn't have to have shortcuts all over my desktop
for these programs. Dragging and dropping the shortcuts on the
Start/Programs menu doesn't work. How do I get them there? TIA.

Where are my programs


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Malke
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Re: Where are my programs
Posted: 01-22-2009, 12:49 PM
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> I have Vista Home Premium. Why aren't half the programs I have on my PC
> on
> the Programs list? I shouldn't have to have shortcuts all over my desktop
> for these programs. Dragging and dropping the shortcuts on the
> Start/Programs menu doesn't work. How do I get them there? TIA.
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.

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Re: Where are my programs
Posted: 01-22-2009, 12:50 PM
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>I have Vista Home Premium. Why aren't half the programs I have on my PC on
>the Programs list? I shouldn't have to have shortcuts all over my desktop
>for these programs. Dragging and dropping the shortcuts on the
>Start/Programs menu doesn't work. How do I get them there? TIA.

What programs?

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