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Start menu in XP ran out of room for new programs installed
How to condense into sub-folder?

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3696703 posted 9:30 pm on Jul 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

When I click the Start button and then "All Programs" there are so many programs installed that there's no room for any more. So I have to use "run" and remember what I installed and where (not so easy to do).

Isn't there a way to configure that "All Programs" Start menu so that related programs can be in Subfolders? Like the MS Office applications together in an "MS Office" folder, miscellaneous utilities in a "Utilities" folder, instead of all individually?

I seem to remember doing this in Win95 and Win98; is there any way to do it in XP Home?



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Msg#: 3696703 posted 1:53 am on Jul 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Right Click the Start Button and Select "Open.. All Users"

You can then make folders for: Internet / Utilities / Office / Media / Games and any other top level categories you need and then move the individual program folders into those.

If you have run out of room, and can't even make one folder, you'll need to temporarily move some stuff into an existing folder for a short time.

If I have any programs that just have a single icon, I still make a sub-folder for that. In that way, all program access clicks are at the third level, not split between level two and three.


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Msg#: 3696703 posted 3:31 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Have you selected small icons?

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