Organize cluttered Start Menu?

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Infopackets Reader Diane M. writes:

" Dear Dennis,

When I go to Start -> Programs, the list is so big, I find it hard to navigate and find the application that I want to launch. Is there a way I can organize the information in my Start Menu? "

My response:

Yes. Click Start -> place mouse over top of Programs Folder, then right-click the mouse and choose 'Explore All Users'. An Explorer Window will appear; simply organize your list of programs into a hierarchy and delete the ones you don't need.

Note that deleting the icons in your Start Menu will not remove the program from your computer; it simply removes the 'shortcut' which launches the application. Also note that some program shortcuts will appear under specific user names on the left-hand side of the Explorer Window, so you may need to navigate to the user name folder (instead of the "All Users" folder, for example) and organize the contents accordingly.

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