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where do i find the start > programs folder...???

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  • hello...

    just coming over from XP Pro...& cannot find the location of the folder containg the start > programs shortcuts...any ideas...???

    also: what is the address of the microsoft newsgroups NTTP server...so as to be able to create that (this) newasgroup account in live mail...???

    thanx,


    mark4man

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:04 AM

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  • those weren't it, guys...but i found it myself:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    thanx,



    mark4man

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:20 PM

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  • On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:04:41 +0000, mark4man wrote:

    also: what is the address of the microsoft newsgroups NTTP server...so as to be able to create that (this) newasgroup account in live mail...???

    Microsoft no longer supports newsgroups. They don't have a server.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:32 AM
  • gee...thanx, ken

    how about that programs folder location...???...would very much like to add & arrange some stuff there.


    mark4man

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 7:21 PM
  • Hi,

     

    The program folder location on Windows 7 is C:\Users\username\Start Menu\Programs

     

    Please modify the username, then copy and paste the address into Windows Explorer directly to access the folder.

     

    Best Regards,

    Niki


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    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:33 AM
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  • The actual location is not C:\Users\username\Start Menu. This folder does exist, albeit as a special folder known as a Junction whose purpose is to automatically redirect any access to the appropriate Start Menu folder and is included for the purposes of backwards compatibility. It is not accessible directly, as you will get an access denied message if you try.

    The actual location is C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu and you will need to change the default folder options in order to be able to access this location.

    See http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/295-folder-options-open.html and ensure that Show hidden files, folders, and drives is selected and that Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) is deselected.

     

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by Dwarf63 Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:49 AM
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:47 AM
  • Go to Start ==> All Programs. If you cna't find this, go to the following folder: (copy and paste in Windows Explorer WITH QUOTES)

    "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu"


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    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:53 AM
  • Maybe the easiest way to access that folder is to click the Start icon then right-click "All Programs" and select either Open (for entries associated with your ID only) or Open All Users (for entries all users see). Explorer will open to the appropriate location.
    Regards, Mike Higginbotham
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:18 PM
  • those weren't it, guys...but i found it myself:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    thanx,



    mark4man

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:20 PM