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How to make Windows Explorer branch out in Start menu?

Q: How to make Windows Explorer branch out in Start menu?

I went to customize the start menu and checked the "Show as a menu" option under Computer. So now when I go to start menu> Computer, a menu pops up showing my drives, etc. My question is how can I make it branch out all of my folders and not only My Computer? Thank you

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A: How to make Windows Explorer branch out in Start menu?

Have a look at ANN: Classic Shell 2.9.3 is out - Now with Search!
Jerry

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How to make "Favorites" menu appear in the menu bar in Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) in windows 7. This option was available in Win XP.

A:How to make "Favorites" menu appear in the menu bar in Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) in windows 7.

Hi Ankit,
I understand what you said. That bar is removed  by design.
As an alternative, you could drag and drop folders you need into the favorites location in the sidebar.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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Hi,

i have a problem, i had a virus and i have erased it but now the menu bar in windows explorer is always visible, even if i use from the menu tools>folder options>view>always show menus or i use organize>layout>menu bar the bar doesnt hide. Is there any registry patch or something to make it work again? Windows 7 has a very pleasent design but that bar is ruining everything.

Thank you

A:How to make menu bar disappear in windows explorer

Hello EPurpl3, welcome to Seven Forums!





Not sure if this will do it or not, can't hurt to have a go; have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll repair the files, if it finds corruption run it again until it comes clean; be sure to post back with the outcome.


How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

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please help, my windows explorer is missing. i do not have my start menu or quick links. my explorer is missing. how can i get this to work again. please e mail me at [email protected]
the bar normally at the top of my screen is missing. how can i restore it please help Thanks

A:windows Explorer Start Menu

Hello vista2020

At the desktop press
CTRL + ALT + DEL
Click "Start Task Manager"
File/New task (Run) and type in
explorer.exe
OK

Hopefully this will bring back your Start Menu etc.

If it disappears again you could have some type of malware so I think you should post a HijackThis log. The experts on the forum there will clean it all up for you

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Read the Red sticky at the top first
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

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Hi,

I can't seem to find the Windows Explorer in the Start Menu. What could be the problem?

Start-All Programs-Accessories

Your help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Regards,

A:Windows Explorer Start Menu..Help.

Hi, is it the search button that you are looking for?

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I've installed office 2016 on my desktop, and the icons on the start menu are just blank icons. They have the background colors for each app, but the actual program icon is not there. i've already tried reinstalling the entire suite, running a number of programs, etc. but nothing has worked so far.

my other current issue is when I restart explore the start menu and desktop is completely unresponsive, and I have to restart the computer to fix the issue.

A:Windows explorer and start menu

Hi, I believe I've seen posts here about Office icons, so you may want to search. I don't use it so can't comment on that point, sorry.

Many people experience issues with the Win 10 start menu, but not quite as you're reporting.

I suggest you start a process of elimination to check if any installed program is causing a conflict.
1. Does the same happen in Safe Mode?
If so, it's most likely Windows corruption or corruption of your user profile.
Try creating a new user account and see if that works.
2. If not, try a clean boot
How to perform a Clean boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
If the symptom is still present, try Shellexview (free).
Hide all MS extensions, then disable all others and recheck your symptom.

Please advise your results. Good luck.

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I've installed office 2016 on my desktop, and the icons on the start menu are just blank icons. They have the background colors for each app, but the actual program icon is not there. i've already tried reinstalling the entire suite, running a number of programs, etc. but nothing has worked so far.

my other current issue is when I restart explore the start menu and desktop is completely unresponsive, and I have to restart the computer to fix the issue.

A:Windows explorer and start menu

Hi, I believe I've seen posts here about Office icons, so you may want to search. I don't use it so can't comment on that point, sorry.

Many people experience issues with the Win 10 start menu, but not quite as you're reporting.

I suggest you start a process of elimination to check if any installed program is causing a conflict.
1. Does the same happen in Safe Mode?
If so, it's most likely Windows corruption or corruption of your user profile.
Try creating a new user account and see if that works.
2. If not, try a clean boot
How to perform a Clean boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
If the symptom is still present, try Shellexview (free).
Hide all MS extensions, then disable all others and recheck your symptom.

Please advise your results. Good luck.

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Hi All

Using Windows XP Home and having installed SP2 a few weeks ago, this problem has appeared during the last few days : the branch indicators on the Favorites menu in IE disappear.

MS Help and Support suggests this may happen when using a colour scheme that uses extra large fonts. But I don't -- I use the Windows Classic Scehme with normal fonts. Have also tried it out with the Windows Standard Scheme without any luck.

The branch indicators just appear and disappear.

Any help appreciated.
 

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When I point with the mouse one of the links in start menu (Computer, Documents, etc.) windows explorer crashes and restarts. Same thing happens in safe mode and with another user. Disabling pop-up descriptions in Folder Options didn't help (I did this because this only happens when pointing at the links, not clicking them).
Any ideas guys ?

A:Windows Explorer crashes in start menu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nightbreed


When I point with the mouse one of the links in start menu (Computer, Documents, etc.) windows explorer crashes and restarts. Same thing happens in safe mode and with another user. Disabling pop-up descriptions in Folder Options didn't help (I did this because this only happens when pointing at the links, not clicking them).
Any ideas guys ?



There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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Hello all,

I've been abroad for a while, only to come back home and find my roommates have turned my PC into an - ahem - porno box. It looks pretty ugly, and there are alot of programs I'm unsure about running on the system.

The most obvious problem is that Win. explorer keeps crashing, and I have no GUI or access to the start menu. This seems to be pretty common judging by some of the threads I've read through? I thought it might be a problem with something called 'vundo', but the vundo checkers I have DL'd don't seem to identify it. I've also ran Clamwin and Bitdefender, and they come up clean.

I've ran DSS and here is the log that it gave me. If someone sees something that looks obviously faulty, please let me know.

Thanks for your time!


Mark
*****

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Riz Walker on 2007-12-04 09:29:51
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

System Drive C: has 7.58 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as Riz Walker.exe) ------------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-12-04 09:31:27
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Windows Explorer / Start Menu crashing

Apologies for the delay in responding.

The workload on this forum is intense, and sometimes it is not possible to respond to every
inquiry.

Please download ComboFix
Save it to the Desktop

Double-click combofix.exe to run the program
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running, it may cause your system to stall.)

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

~~~~
Please post the ComboFix.txt in your reply.

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I have been having an issue with Windows Explorer going completely blank on me. When this happens, the start menu does the same thing. There will be a blank white box where 'All Programs' is supposed to be located but it is still clickable however. All the folders in All Programs do show but no files show in them until I mouse over them and they appear one-by-one as I move the mouse. I found that out when trying to get to where I can post a screenshot of the problem. This files showing up upon mouse-over glitch also occurs in all Windows Explorer folders as well. A search on a few different search engines brings up only really old Windows 95 results including an old Microsoft KB article. I did not see any information regarding this problem on Windows 7.

AVG Internet Security 2015 does not find any viruses or anything and I ran an SFC/scannow and it did not find any problems. But there obviously is a problem.

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I'm runing win xp sp3 and last night something strange happend.
Windows explorer shortcut in Start menu has changed into My computer and I can not change it back. I have tried to change it manually back to windows explorer but after computer restart it is My computer again.
When I start Windows explorer using Win+E shortcut or any other way it works perfectly and there are no problems with program itself - just that annoying automatic change of shortcuts.
What can I do to fix it?

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When XP SP2 installed on work PC, it takes 15 mins for desktop icons to appear after bootup, and taskbar, start menu, and explorer windows have about a 4-min response time to each mouse click. Uninstalled SP2 and things back 2 normal. Some weeks later SP2 was reinstalled again by LAN (this is my work PC). same thing happened.
Log shows some errors about Server {xxxxx} not registering with Dcom within timeout, Com+ Explorer problems, unable to generate RSOP. (Server {xxxxx} error was occurring every 4 mins for the first 2 days of problem, but now hardly at all, tho I haven't done anything as far as I know)
When I go into Component services on administrative tools and click on the "computers" folder, component services immediately bombs out, and an error appears in log that Windows detected some instability etc. Log also shows errors about being unable to access WMI, and when I try to gather info in WMI I get a seemingly eternal delay.
I kind of have a hunch this all may be security-related, but any ideas, previous experience etc.? I have two users of this PC who have identical usernames, one is a local user and the other is from the corporate NT domain. The corporate user's domain was changed from an NT domain to a different active directory one when we replaced our novell servers with windows ones, but we still use Netware client to log in to the PC.
When you go into any user/group dialogs though,there's no sign of confusion between users. I've t... Read more

A:XP Pro SP2 slows windows explorer & start menu to a crawl

You did of course run a defrag after installng SP2, didnt you?
 

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Hi all,

Got a problem with using SYSPREP.

I tidy up all my Start menu items prior to sysprep, but after sysprep has run, and an end user logs in, they are getting an extra folder and item in the Start Menu...

It is Accessories - System Tools - Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)

This appears for every user that logs in, is there anyway of removing this permanently? It only appeared after sysprep, so any ideas if I can use a regfix prior to sysprepping or Group policy to remove it???

Thanks

A:How to remove Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) from Windows 7 Start Menu

Using method 3 or 4 should work for your in the link below.
Startup Programs - Change

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Hello,

I tried to change Windows Explorer opening folder from default (when you right click Start Menu it opens C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu).

I did something wrong and now when I try to open Windows Explorer with right click over Start menu nothing happens.

A:Cant open Windows Explorer with right click on Start menu

If I were you, I would use system restore to put thing back to the way they

were before you started to make changes.


If you procrastinate, and you decide to use System Restore, other changes may also

be affected.

Doing it now, will result in the desired change to be made with little other

consequence.

I wish you lukck

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Whenever I click the start menu, it causes explorer to return an error message and closes all open windows. I can't access the program files or any of the other files normally found there. If I log on as "Administrator" it works fine. How can I correct this? I have found similar, but not excact problems in the Microsoft Knowledge Base; one involving Internet Explorer 6.0 , which I tried, but the only similarity is the error message.
 

A:Start Menu causes program error in Windows explorer.

Since the Admin profile works, I would suggest creating a new user for yourself and see if the problem persists in the new profile. You need to log on as Admin to create the new user.
 

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I have two problems with Vista:

1) Everytime I hit the Vista orb and open up the start menu (the one with the search bar on the bottom, not the old one), if I click on Control Panel (which is a menu, aka it has an arrow), as soon as I open up the menu, Windows Explorer crashes and I have to restart the explorer.exe process. This especially sucks because everytime you do this it rearranges your Quick Launch Bar setup and also disables DreamScene.

- I have disabled all add-ons on IE7. Didn't work.
- I have disabled all third-party shells using shexview. Didn't work.
- I've cleaned the registry with CCleaner. Didn't work.
- I ran a complete scan with Windows Live OneCare and it reported no infected files. Still, no success.

Anyone know a fix? I'm desperate.

Also, another problem with Vista I have is that if I open up the start menu and click on Documents (which has an arrow), and then click on Music (also a menu with an arrow), the Music folder shows a transparent box that doesn't show the other music submenus. Is there a fix for that?

Thanks.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, Windows Explorer does also occasionally crash when browsing through it.

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The Windows 7 Start menu, right pane, has a link to Favorites, which is associated with Internet Explorer. But there is another "Favorites" in Windows 7 which is a major item in the Windows Explorer navigation pane where the user may locate a shortcut to a frequently used folder. Is it possible to set a link to this Folder from the Start menu, similar to the link to Documents, Pictures, Music, etc which link to the named folder in the Libraries folder?

SR

A:Link to the Windows Explorer Favorites from Start Menu

Hello SR,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to create a Favorites shortcut for this that can be pinned to the Start Menu and/or where you like as well.

Favorites Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone...

I have a problem with my Windows XP Media Centre. I like to arrange my things a certain way on my desktop (dont we all) but when i restart my start-menu is back to it's default size and settings, and I cannot change any folder options. I am administrator, and it gives no errors, and closes the options dialogue normaly, but changes nothing, and when i re-open the dialogue its stil on the defaults .

I re-installed windows, twice (full re-install. New partitions and all), but still have the same problem. And I simply have no idea what software of mine could cause this, since it ran perfectly for a months before all this (with the same software) .

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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I used to be able to right click my Windows Explorer shortcut (which I have customized to open My Computer instead of "Documents") to pick from a list of recent (and favorite) destinations. Now, I only get the three options you see here:



How do I re-enable that awesome feature?

A:How to re-enable shortcuts to Windows Explorer history in Start Menu?

Hello ACAX, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that you have Recent Items turned on.

If you do, then that means that you may have cleared the Jump lists or recent items history. If so, it should repopulate after a bit as you open items.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I reinstalled my windows after problem in my hard drive format. Everything was working fine till I installed MS Office 2010 Professional plus. After that my windows search box is missing both in start menu and windows explorer. In my previous windows there was nothing problem like this, only in this windows.

I even tried every solutions provided by online forums and websites nothing worked. So I uninstalled MS Office, and everything turned normal again.

But problem is I need to install MS Office for my daily reports and assignment purposes. Help me if there any solution for this to install Office and also get back search box.

A:Search box missing in Windows explorer & start menu after MS Office

Welcome to the forum cybersupam

You may see this thread for reference:

Search Bar missing

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Hello,
For every new user on Windows 2012 R2 remote desktop server the Internet Explorer shortcut icon in Start Menu opens Microsoft Edge browser.
I unpin it from Start Menu, search for "iexplore" and pin in to Start Menu and Taskbar. The icon on the Taskbar opens Internet Explorer, but the icon in Start Menu opens Edge again.
There are no group policies applied to the server.
How do I fix this?
Thanks for your help.

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Specifically typing in the letter 'a' only. This will cause explorer to stop. I've stopped all non Microsoft shells to see if this may have been the problem. No luck. Please advise.

A:Using start menu search causes windows explorer to stop working.

problem solved. Re-indexed and problem went away.

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My husband's computer ... No programs show in the start menu, nothing in windows explorer, no desktop icons, etc etc. I was able to attach a file to an email before the computer was off by typing in the name of the file when I browsed (there was nothing listed in the browse). Also, I can start Internet explorer from the 'Run' command prompt. So I think everything is still on the computer, it's just hidden.

I have a screen shot of some of the popups he was getting but cannot figure out how to upload it. They say the following ...
1. Hard drive failure
The system has detected a failure with one or more Installed IDE / SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.

2. Windows - delayed write filed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \\system32\\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.

3. Critical hard disk drive error
Windows XP Repair detected a Bad sector on your hard disk drive. This error may cause the following problems :
- data corruption and loss
- Hard drive inaccessibility
- system errors and failures
It is strongly recommended that you fix the detected problem immediately. Please run a full system scan and fix errors.

4. Windows XP Repair
PC performance & stability analysis report
11 errors detected
(this is waaaaaaay too long to type out on an iPad!!)

He does have adaware, spybot, maybe others, but I do not know ... Read more

A:Empty start menu, windows explorer, no desktop icons, etc etc

Start with following these instructions: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-xp-recovery

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Please help- any useful information is highly welcome.
As the title mentioned, my file explorer, start menu, and task manager are all cripplingly slow (and probably anything else associated with these). We are talking click on start menu and wait 5 seconds before it shows up. Same extremely delayed response for file explorer and task manager.

Everything else runs fine - this is a decent workstation meant for image processing. I run access, excel, firefox with 15+tabs, mem-hungry GIS programs and all kinds of stuff simultaneously and it handles everything fine. processes show 90+% idle, cpu usage between 1 and 5%.
This problem occurs maybe 20% of the time I am using the computer.

Specs
dell precision PWS670
Dual XEON 2.8
4GB RAM
Windows XP x64
Version 2003
SP2

I thought it might have been a recent version of endnote i installed, but i uninstalled that. I have an updated spybot search and destroy that I ran and cleaned up things, the systems uses an up to date symantec antivirus (it is installed on all university computers) I ran kapersky online and 1 other i forgot and found 1 virus which I cleaned. It found file labeled "suspicious" which was an exported contact list - *.pst file from outlook which I don't suspect to be a problem.

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Is there a way to make Windows 7 startmenu look like Windows XP's without losing functionality? With the tab on top? see pic John

A:How to make Start Menu look like XP's

The quick answer is yes.

The complete answers requires a 3rd party program and I've forgotten the name thereof but I'm sure somebody here knows it.

Actually, I tried it out and decided that I preferred the Win7 approach.

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Hello,
 
I have recently had an issues with Windows 7. I went to restart my computer and before it shut down it said "Installing Windows update 30% complete" ... then it shut down fine. Upon restart there was no text under and icons, the start menu does not work at all and any windows I open such as My Computer are blank and have condensed icons on the left hand side. Im wondering if it could be a corrupt user profile? or something wrong with my video card, which I have recently updated. I also think it could be some sort of spyware/malware but not entirely sure. Please if anyone knows anything about this let me know. Also a system restore did nothing to help ss well as control+alt+delete.  I will attach a few screenshots to help visualize.
 
Thank you
-Caleb

A:Windows 7 No text, unable to use start menu, windows/explorer.exe are blank

Hi calebhennessy My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue.Im wondering if it could be a corrupt user profile?An easy way to find out would be to create a new user and make it Admin, then log in that user profile and see if the issues you're experiencing under your account are also present in the new one. Can you do that?

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Hi,
Ive been having the same problem. Everytime i do anything to do with the recent items list - windows explorer stops working.

1) i downloaded shellexview
2) found the CmdLineContextMenu from secuROM file was created the day the problem arose.
3) i also downloaded "Rocket Dock" on this day. which i think is the problem
4) i disabled the context menu and rebooted.
5) PROBLEM STILL THERE
6) i'm pretty sure "Rocket Dock" caused this problem but i dont want to unistall it as its very good


Could anyone help me?

Thanks guys

A:Right Click on Recent Items (Start Menu) Crashes Windows Explorer

Hi -

I moved your post and created this thread for you.

Referenced thread - http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...-explorer.html

Run Vista System Restore -
START | type rstrui | use a restore point prior to system trouble

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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hello everyone,, i'm a newbie in this forum,, this is my 2nd post,,
and i really need some help here,,

I tried to change the image in the start menu (in white background) using restorator to be transparent, but had no effect,,

when I tried to change to a transparent image, programs in start menu is not visible,,

here the screen shot,,

A:How to make start menu transparent

Hello Sakata and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you're going to have to find a third party theme that provides a transparency effect. Start Menu 7 may do what you want. If it doesn't you might want to google transparent Windows 7 start menu and see what other people have developed.

Start Menu 7

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as in windows 8 all apps have a tile shown on start screen can I make tiles on the windows 10 in addition to the current tiles shown for some apps ?

A:is it possible to make tiles in start menu

I'm not sure if I fully understand what you're looking for. Can you explain it in more detail?

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Good day all, I'm wondering if there is a way i can add Control Panel to my start menu in the same area where Settings is currently located.

Thanks for your time.

A:Is there a way to make the Control panel appear in the start menu?

One guy asked the same question, but it turned out he wanted the list of CP in Start Menu.
I hope you don't mean that either.

Go to All apps > scroll down to alphabet W > open Windows System > right click at Control Panel > Pin to Start.

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I've already picked the smallest icons for the start menu

Is it possible to make the start menu text smaller too?

I have a 1366x768 screen, and would like to fit more pinned apps to the start menu by shrinking the text

A:how to make start menu text smaller?

I don't know if this will work for your computer or not. But Microsoft says it might be possible to change the font in any part of Windows (for example, menus.)

Change Windows fonts

There are also 3rd party programs that provide a greater range of customizing and personalizing Windows 7. Some are free and some are not. Two that I'm somewhat familiar with are:

Fonts and Coloring

Vista Start Menu ? Convenient alternative to Start menu

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Before, when I would type anything into my seach menu, pretty much everything on the computer would show up, now only certain things do. I did the properties, display all folders, etc and it is doing the same thing. How can I fx this?

Windows 7 ultimate, 64 bit HP

A:Make start menu search display everything

Have you checked out this article?

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I would like to be able to make one by just right clicking on a startmenu item and "Send to Desktop as a shortcut".. or similiar. ( as pre windows 7) I know how to "pin" but that's different.
As it is,the right button does nothing. If I try to drag the program icon across.. it loads the program.
I managed to do it recently by modifying something like Folder Behaviour but after having to resort to an earliier backup I lost both the function and the method of achieving it.

Anyone help?..please.

A:how to make desktop shortcut from Start Menu?

What happens when you right-click an icon? Doesn't a menu appear?

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I found that the "God Mode Folder" idea also works with other CLSID's. You can give a folder any name you want followed by a CLSID and it will become a link to something. Apparently, as we're all finding, that kind of link can't be made a toolbar. But if it's INSIDE a toolbar it can work.

The trick is this: If an item of that kind inside a toolbar is VISIBLE as an icon on your Taskbar, clicking it will only open a folder in a window. But if it's NOT visible and you click the arrow to see it, it will cascade through all subfolders -- like the old Start Menu.

Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

So that provides another way to get a cascading all-programs toolbar, by creating a new folder with the name

MYSM.{7BE9D83C-A729-4D97-B5A7-1B7313C39E0A}

(That's the CLSID of the Windows-generated "Programs Folder" which is a combination of both Start Menus.)

Create it in the Quick Launch folder, or in any other folder that is already being displayed as a toolbar. (Or put it on the Desktop and it will appear in the Desktop toolbar.) Then close up the toolbar so your new "MYSM" icon is invisible. When you click the arrow to show it, you'll get a menu-type display of the entire contents -- including those that don't appear in the Programs Folder itself.

A:As it Turns Out, You can Make a Start Menu Easily

This is cool. I had a folder on my desktop called Programs used as Toolbar where I moved my desktop icons. I renamed your folder Start and moved it into my folder. Now I have a Programs Toolbar with frequently used icons plus a folder Start with all the start menu stuff.

It seems that by default new stuff added to my Programs folder is shown at the bottom of the toolbar(can be dragged into alpha order or whatever) so I'll just leave the Start folder at the bottom.

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I cannot seem to stretch the Start Menu bigger in Windows 10
Have tried dragging it but even when I see the little arrows it wont move.
Also want to make sure I can put it back again
Is it locked?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-7310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3512 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R4 Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 937404 MB, Free - 772001 MB; D: Total - 15201 MB, Free - 1794 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 287240 MB; J: Total - 715227 MB, Free - 479193 MB;
Motherboard: HP, 81B3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:How do I make the Start Menu Tiles Stretch?

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How can you make the folders behave as menus in the start menu? For example when I click on All Programs and there is a folder called Microsoft Office, I would like to click or hover on it to show the contents off to the side instead of opening a window.

Everything is backwards in my start menu. The left side is all empty and white, while the right side has stuff on it. I would like move all the right hand stuff to the left, but the folders do not work like I want.

Thanks for any help.

A:How to make folders into menus in start menu

In XP, creating groups of applications was easy. You create a folder on the Start Menu and put your app shortcuts in it. Then the folder would behave like a menu and you can start any app easily from that menu. I would group together all my favourite "Internet" or all "Video" apps. Making going to the cascading "All Programs" menu unneccessary
In Window 7 I to cannot find out how to do this. The alternative would be to edit the right-side buttons.
I hope someone knows of a fix for either solution.

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Some people want their Start Menu back. Although I love the new Start Screen and tiles, there are times when I am on the Desktop that I wish I could launch a regular Windows application. Instead of having a bunch of icons on my Desktop, a menu would be better.

I don't like installing additional software, like the Start Menu 'restorers', so I tried to figure out a way to do it without installing anything.

So, here's a way to fake the Start Menu by using the built-in Taskbar functions. It's not as pretty and complex as the Start Menu, but it's sure better than having a bunch of icons on your Desktop or spread across the Taskbar.

A:Make a Mini Start Menu With No Additional Software

If you like, here's another Start Menu toolbar option.

Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

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Hi,
I have 2 monitors and am wondering if there is some way to make it so that when I bring up the new metro start menu on my 2nd monitor that I can make it stick there?

As it is now, if I open the new menu on my 2nd monitor and then go back to what ever program that I have open on my first monitor (like chrome or I.E. etc) then the start menu will close from my 2nd monitor.

I'd like to make it where it stays open on my 2nd monitor. Is this somehow possible?

Thanks

A:Is there a way to make the new metro start menu stick to my monitor?

The only answer at the moment is "No." Like you I have several monitors (3) and would like the "Start Screen" on at least one of those all the time.

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Any way or hack to make folders in Start Menu - All Programs expandable withing All Programs Pan on mouse hover instead of mouse click, or cascadable on mouse hover? The only way I found mentioned is to use command line utility mklink for each folder you want to add expandable (or cascadable - I didn't try) to All Programs.

Open Command Prompt in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu and enter the command:
mklink /D <Name to Pin as> <Target folder to pin>

For example, to pin Program Files, type:
mklink /D "Program Files" "%ProgramFiles%"

Is there a way to make it simpler and working for any folder already in Start Menu? All Programs folder in Start Menu is expandable by default: what registry setting delivers that? Can the same setting be auto added to any new folder under All Programs? And how to convert the existing ones?

P.S. I just tried mklink on the example above, and it simply pinned the folder without making it expandable. Probably, some switches should be added when running mklink to allow that?

A:Any way to make folders in Start Menu - All Programs expandable

I'm sorry but it doesn't matter how many times and in how many different ways you ask this question, the answer isn't going to change. It can't be done! If you want cascades that much, go back to XP!

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(Win 7 - 64) I recently was hit with the DOJ "computer locked" hack. I followed the u-tube video instructions and restored my PC to an earlier date. This solved the issue, everything is back to normal, except I cannot make changes to the Start Menu props or unlock the Task Bar. I also ran the MalwareBytes program which removed three instances of malware. Also ran a Vipre deep scan.

I have checked the registry section regarding keys which might be locking these items, but found none. Would appreciate any ideas regarding how to approach this issue. Would creating another user account help? I thought about creating another account, signing out and signing in under that account. Would that boot Win 7 back to the default settings for the Start Menu and Task Bar? (so I could change them?)

Thanks for any ideas.

A:cannot unlock taskbar or make changes in Start menu properties

omegatx,

Some policy was probably set by the ransomware.

Let's see what we can find...

Please download SystemLook:
http://jpshortstuff.247fixes.com/SystemLook.exe
Save to the Desktop

Right-click SystemLook.exe and select: Run as Administrator

Copy the content inside the following quote box into the open field:





Quote:
:reg
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced


Click the Look button to start the scan.

When finished, a Notepad window opens with the results of the scan.

Please post the SystemLook.txt in your reply.


~~~~
Next,

Let's see what your system shows with the following short scan...



Please download RogueKiller:
Tlcharger RogueKiller (Site Officiel)

When you get to the website, go to where it says:
(Download link) Lien de t?l?chargement:

Select the version for your system: 64-bit (button with x64)
Click the applicable dark-blue button to download.

Save to the Desktop.



Close all windows and browsers.
Right-click the downloaded file and select: Run as Administrator


At the program console, wait for the prescan to finish. (Under Status, it says: Prescan finished)


Press: SCAN



When done, a report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt



Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply.


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I need to know how to make 3 images into a usuable start menu button i am usin a program called Windows 7 Start Button Changer v 2.6 to change the menu but i need to know how to use my own images to make the start button any help would be great

A:I need to know how to make 3 images into a usuable start menu button

Start Button - Create a Rectangular Start Button

it can also be used for orbs I suppose

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*If this is in the wrong forum, please tell me which one to put it in.
Okay, forgive me if the title is a little hard to understand. Yesterday I made a huge mistake by going to Taskbar and Start Menu and unchecking both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" and "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar". What I'm trying to find out is if I can make shortcuts to two of the programs that are pinned to my taskbar. Those programs are Google Chrome and iTunes. I've noticed that if I unpin them from the taskbar that they will appear on the Start menu, but I don't want to unpin them. I have tried pinning them to the Start menu, but with those two programs pinned and the other programs just sitting there, it actually makes my Start menu look really cluttered and messy. So the real question is, can I put items on the Start menu without unpinning them from the taskbar and without pinning them to the Start menu?

A:How do I make shortcuts to pinned taskbar items to Start menu?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795


*If this is in the wrong forum, please tell me which one to put it in.
Okay, forgive me if the title is a little hard to understand. Yesterday I made a huge mistake by going to Taskbar and Start Menu and unchecking both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" and "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar". What I'm trying to find out is if I can make shortcuts to two of the programs that are pinned to my taskbar. Those programs are Google Chrome and iTunes. I've noticed that if I unpin them from the taskbar that they will appear on the Start menu, but I don't want to unpin them. I have tried pinning them to the Start menu, but with those two programs pinned and the other programs just sitting there, it actually makes my Start menu look really cluttered and messy. So the real question is, can I put items on the Start menu without unpinning them from the taskbar and without pinning them to the Start menu?


Yep: re-enable "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu", and then open the programs. When there are unwanted programs in there, just right-click them and choose "Remove from this list".

You can also use Windows Key + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. to open any pinned item on the Taskbar because each number corresponds to a pinned item starting from the left. So Windows Key + 1 opens the... Read more

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I want to open the Start Menu folder to remove some shortcuts I had created there (because back then, I wanted them to appear in my Start Menu. Now I don't.) And this has led me to this rather peculiar observation:

I can open the Start Menu folder not only for the current user but also for "All Users" by click the Start button -> right clicking "All Programs" and then selecting either from the Menu that  comes up.However, I cannot open the Start Menu folder if I do Windows+R on the keyboard to open the Run window -> type in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu" -> hit Enter key. When I press enter, the computer presented the
UAC prompted asking me if I wanted to open the Airdroid application installed on my computer. Since this was unusual, I uninstalled Airdroid and ever since, when I paste "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu" and hit enter in the Run window,
it doesn't do anything...it simply returns me to Run window again.

Why is this happening? Why doesn't the Run window open the Start Menu folder? Is this some kind of Trojan activity?

I also notice that for the past 2-3 days, since I run the last Microsoft Security Essentials scan, my computer has been rather laggy in its performance...despite the fact that the CPU usage and the Memory usage were only around the 20% mark. I remember
that I had assigned Processor Affinity for some processes that time (including the MSE because I thou... Read more

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I ran CCleaner and I checked the box that said "Menu Order Cache." Before I did it, it warned me that my start menu would be reset and that custom ordering would be lost.

Now that I've done that, it doesn't show the recent programs at all in the list. I thought by 'reset' it meant that it would just clear the cache, and as I go along it would create a new one. I didn't know that it would permanently erase everything and that it would just be blank.

Is there a way to make this work like it did before (show the recent programs that I've opened)? Do I have to go to a backup, and will that even work?

Thank you,
Brad

A:Blank list in my recent items area in the start menu, how do I make it work?

Hi Psychotron!!!

Actually, what you did is just a simple thing, its nothing to worry about. As you go on using your computer once again, all the files that you accessed will be listed again in the Recent Items. You don't have to do anything now, you can continue using your computer like usual now, and try to see the recent item list after a while. You can see the list grown once again





Hope the description helps

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