start menu organization is annoying :(



trying to make my own folders for organizing shortcuts in my classic mode start menu has been a bitch. mainly because i come from win98se and this thing with multiple users is really got me kinda confused....

if i move things around in
C:\Documents and Settings\MY NAME\Start Menu\Programs
it seems like
C:\Documents and Settings\ALL USERS\Start Menu\Programs
has its own agenda....

like if i want to take the windows default ACCESORIES folder under MY NAME and move everything to a different folder, ALL USERS wil still make them show up. i can move both but this is kind of rediculous..... do you really have to keep them in perfect sync by manipulating both folders to make unified changes to your start menu? it seems like sometimes when i install a program it shows up in the damn ALL USERS and sometimes it only shows up under MY NAME



2 Dec 2001
what i do is take everything from all users and make copies of it in each users account. That way each individual can delete what they want without affecting everyone. You're right, it's a pain in the butt.


It seems there has to be a better and quicker way.
I know what I want and don't want the other users (wife, kids) to have access to, also know I don't want them to be able to install, update, or add programs to the Start Menu. Add a Desktop Icon would be Ok as long as it was in the Start Menu. Group Policy Editor has the settings to do the access but I didn't see anything about an easier way to set up the Start Menu.

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there!

Forum statistics

Latest member