Tidy Win7 programs

  benson68 09:34 03 Apr 2011
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Is there any way to put all the Microsoft programs into one folder, to tidy up the program list? Then all of the security progs into another, etc.

  Nontek 10:00 03 Apr 2011

If you right-click on any program in the list, then click on Sort by Name, things will be easier to find. Other than that I don't know of any better way.

  benson68 09:08 04 Apr 2011

Isn't there a way to generate a new folder, & drag the M'soft progs inside?
I used this method with my last system. Haven't kept the details of the process though.

  Nontek 09:16 04 Apr 2011

You could right-click on the desktop and create a New Folder, then drag all the shortcut icons into that folder.

  benson68 09:33 04 Apr 2011

Wouldn't this just put shortcuts on the desktop, as well as being in the programs list?
I wanted to reduce (tidy) this long list.

  Nontek 10:32 04 Apr 2011

As I said, I know of no other way, in fact I don't think what you are asking is possible.

  benson68 10:40 04 Apr 2011

Thanks for trying, Nontek.

  robin_x 10:55 04 Apr 2011

If you mean Start/All Programs list, they are in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Make new folders, drag and drop etc there?

  benson68 14:44 04 Apr 2011

can't find this path in Win7, robinofloxley

  northumbria61 15:11 04 Apr 2011

"can't find this path in Win7, robinofloxley"

That path is available in Win 7 (64 bit) - should be there.

  benson68 19:15 06 Apr 2011

looked again. No program data, just program files, but then no Microsoft (on its own)
Win 32bit

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