Windows 10: Where is the "other" start menu folder? (the 3rd one)

Discus and support Where is the "other" start menu folder? (the 3rd one) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I pinned my Edge favorites "google docs, maps, messages, gmail" to the start menu. Where exactly, as in what folder in explorer, are these located?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Sqrly, May 21, 2020.

  1. Sqrly Win User

    Where is the "other" start menu folder? (the 3rd one)

    I pinned my Edge favorites "google docs, maps, messages, gmail" to the start menu.

    Where exactly, as in what folder in explorer, are these located?

    Not in "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs".

    Not in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs".

    I ask because they seemed to have removed "Pin to start menu" from Edge and I'm looking for a new way to do it and I was hoping to find them and figure out how to copy them to add more.

    Sqrly, May 21, 2020
  2. nora.e Win User
    nora.e, May 21, 2020
  3. dalchina Win User
    Adding a folder to the Windows 10 Start Menu

    What happens if you do have nested folders - for example I have Multimedia, Utilities, Internet with subfolders in each and shortcuts in the lowest per program- is that the shortcuts in the folders and subfolders are listed in alphabetical order, making something of a nonsense of this.

    (Think 'Help Help Help Help'.. in a vertical list, each for a different program).

    Naturally certain 3rd party start menus have no problem with this. No Win 10 style menu can cope with a large nested start menu sensibly.
    dalchina, May 21, 2020
  4. Where is the "other" start menu folder? (the 3rd one)

    How how do you always display text for start menu folders?


    Start Menu is one of the feature enhanced in Windows 10. You can customize Start Menu by following these steps:

    • Open Settings.
    • Choose Personalization.
    • Click Start.
    These are the options that you can see under Start:

    • With the Show more tiles, you can expand tile column.
    • Turning on Occasionally show suggestions in Start will show suggestions in Windows 10.
    • Show most used apps will show most used apps list on Start Menu.
    • Enabling Show recently added apps will display the program you installed last.
    • You can also view Start Menu in full screen by enabling Use Start full screen.
    • Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar
      will show your recently opened items.
    • To choose what apps or folders you like to appear on you Start Menu, you can click
      Choose which folders appear on Start.
    Note: You can also resize the Start Menu by simply dragging the top or the right edge of the Start Menu.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Antoneth Ber, May 21, 2020

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