Windows 10: Stuck start menu group (can't delete)

Discus and support Stuck start menu group (can't delete) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Got a couple of empty groups I can't delete. They normally go away when you delete all the tiles, but these didn't. I ran my usual script to delete all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by danannn, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. danannn Win User

    Stuck start menu group (can't delete)


    Got a couple of empty groups I can't delete. They normally go away when you delete all the tiles, but these didn't.
    I ran my usual script to delete all bloatware from MS that comes pre-installed, so their tiles got removed but a couple groups got stuck.

    What I tried:
    1) finding a way to readd some app onto these groups so I could attempt to delete it again. Couldn't figure out how.
    2) renaming to an empty name. Doesn't help, it gets invisible until you move your mouse over, and you can't resize the start menu because the group is actually still there.

    Help?

    :)
     
    danannn, Oct 22, 2018
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  2. 180sx Win User

    Vista - Weird error trying to delete Start Menu item

    Hey mate (yes im from australia)

    I had this problem just before and fixed it pretty easily.
    Have to use the good old command prompt and delete from there.
    Windows is just gettin shitter and shitter isnt it. might go back to DOS soon lol

    Steps> CMD in run > go to the folder (start menu folder) > type: DEL (watever the filename is) and if it says from filename put in the shortname eg. 034Michael short would maybe be 034Mich~l or sumthing like that.

    THIS WILL WORK, THIS HAS HAPPEN TO ME 4 TIMES NOW LOL fukin vista!!*Bang Head :banghead:
     
    180sx, Oct 22, 2018
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  3. Edwin Win User
    How Delete a Group From Start Menu


    Either, right click and unpin each and every tile within the group til the group is gone, or
    drag all tiles to a new group.

    *Arrow Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
     
    Edwin, Oct 22, 2018
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  4. beau Win User

    Stuck start menu group (can't delete)

    How Delete a Group From Start Menu


    I somehow created a Group in the Start Menu and now I want to get rid of it. It is located at the top of the Start Menu.

    Stuck start menu group (can't delete) [​IMG]

    How can it be deleted? Rt-Clicking it doesn't bring up anything.
     
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