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  1. Maniac Win User

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10


    How to: Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Items in All apps in Windows 10 Start menu


    All apps in the Start menu displays an alphabetical list of shortcuts to all installed Windows apps and desktop apps on your Windows 10 PC. Some of these shortcuts are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove items listed in All apps on the Start menu for your account, new accounts, or all accounts in Windows 10.

    *note The only way to remove Microsoft Store apps from All apps is to uninstall them. Do not uninstall any apps that you want to use though.

    *Warning If you have 2048 or more combined apps in All apps and tiles on Start, then they will all get blocked from displaying.

    *tip How to Measure How Many Items on Start Menu in Windows 10


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add or Remove Items in All apps for Only Your Account
    • Option Two: To Add or Remove Items in All apps for New Accounts Added to PC
    • Option Three: To Add or Remove Items in All apps for All Accounts on PC

    EXAMPLE: All apps on Start menu

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] To Add or Remove Items in All apps for Only Your Account

    *note Your account's Option Three below listed in it.
    1. Copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter to open the folder.
    *Arrow %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    2. Do step 3, step 4, and/or step 5 below for what you would like to do.


    3. To Add Shortcuts to All apps
    A) Create or add step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)

    4. To Add Groups (folders) to All apps
    A) Create a new folder in this Programs folder with any name you want. The name of this folder is what will show alphabetically in All apps.

    B) Create or add step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)

    5. To Remove Groups (folders) or Shortcuts from All apps
    A) Delete any shortcuts or subfolders (groups) you want in this Programs folder. (see screenshot below step 7)
    6. Repeat step 2 above if you would like to add anything else to All apps.

    7. When finished, you can close File Explorer if you like.

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Add or Remove Items in All apps for New Accounts Added to PC

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    When you Option Three below listed in it.
    1. Copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter to open the folder.
    *Arrow C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    2. Do step 3, step 4, and/or step 5 below for what you would like to do.


    3. To Add Shortcuts to All apps
    A) Add step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)

    4. To Add Groups (folders) to All apps
    A) Create a new folder in this Programs folder with any name you want. The name of this folder is what will show alphabetically in All apps.

    B) Add step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)

    5. To Remove Groups (folders) or Shortcuts from All apps
    A) Delete any shortcuts or subfolders (groups) you want in this Programs folder. (see screenshot below step 7)
    6. Repeat step 2 above if you would like to add anything else to All apps.

    7. When finished, you can close File Explorer if you like.

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] To Add or Remove Items in All apps for All Accounts on PC

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.
    1. Copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter to open the folder.
    *Arrow %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    2. Do step 3, step 4, and/or step 5 below for what you would like to do.


    3. To Add Shortcuts to All apps
    A) Add step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)

    4. To Add Groups (folders) to All apps
    A) Create a new folder in this Programs folder with any name you want. The name of this folder is what will show alphabetically in All apps.

    B) Add step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 7)

    5. To Remove Groups (folders) or Shortcuts from All apps
    A) Delete any shortcuts or subfolders (groups) you want in this Programs folder. (see screenshot below step 7)
    6. Repeat step 2 above if you would like to add anything else to All apps.

    7. When finished, you can close File Explorer if you like.

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    Brink, Aug 1, 2015
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  5. Maniac Win User
    Yeah I'm pretty sure. I've tried creating shortcuts in %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with the same results.
     
    Maniac, Aug 1, 2015
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    Brink, Aug 1, 2015
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  7. Maniac Win User
    The shortcuts right now are for a couple of games and eclipse currently, but I've been unable to get them to show up in All Apps.


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    Maniac, Aug 2, 2015
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  8. Brink
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    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    I see a Steam and Origin folder. Do they have some of the game shortcuts in it instead? If so, duplicates will not always show.

    Did you restart the PC to see if that may help?
     
    Brink, Aug 2, 2015
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  9. Maniac Win User
    No they do not. Those folders appeared upon installation of those applications and currently just contain the app shortcut to the respective clients.

    The only way I've been able to get anything to appear in All Apps is if there is a "Make Start Shortcut" option when installing.

    I have restarted several times and have also force restarted explorer to see if that would do anything.
     
    Maniac, Aug 2, 2015
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  10. Brink
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    Brink, Aug 2, 2015
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  11. Maniac Win User
    Well I've only been trying to add those games shortcuts to test it (just created my own games folder and have pinned that to start), but other applications won't show as well (been trying to get Eclipse to show up).
     
    Maniac, Aug 2, 2015
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  12. banger Win User
    I couldnt get rid of a folder of shortcuts for Vmlite after deleting them in both option 1 and 3, turned out when I emptied the recycle bin they were finally gone.
     
    banger, Aug 2, 2015
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  13. hispanico Win User

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    Thank Shawn for tutorial all fine follow your suggestions, but there are some applications present in ALL APPS in start menu, there arenot present in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu also installed by me or windows
    ANd also please... i i click on ALL APP i see all applications in alphabetic order and not with groups (like windows 7)... in normal or its possible change the visualizations ?

    Thank
    Hispa
     
    hispanico, Aug 3, 2015
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  14. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Hispa,

    Windows apps (aka: modern from Store) will not be listed in the folder. Only desktop apps will be.

    The groups in All apps would be any expandable folders that are listed alphabetically along with the apps. You should have them like in the example screenshot at the top of the tutorial. W have a few for Windows stuff by default.
     
    Brink, Aug 3, 2015
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  15. hispanico Win User
    So if i put a applications in a group, i see the app 2 times on ALL APP... in group and also in alphabetic order right ?!

    Hispa
     
    hispanico, Aug 3, 2015
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