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May 13, 2005 4:27:14 AM

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On my XP Pro machine, I've forgotten how I once added a shortcut
to one of my folders (New 8)to the top of the Start Menu...
underneath the Internet, Email and Windows Update icons. It's
the fourth icon down from the top left of the menu. I put the
shortcut there for easy access, and now I want to change it, but
I can't remember how I put it there. Can anyone refresh my memory?

Thanks!
Scott

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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 4:27:15 AM

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Scott wrote:
> On my XP Pro machine, I've forgotten how I once added a shortcut
> to one of my folders (New 8)to the top of the Start Menu...
> underneath the Internet, Email and Windows Update icons. It's
> the fourth icon down from the top left of the menu. I put the
> shortcut there for easy access, and now I want to change it, but
> I can't remember how I put it there. Can anyone refresh my memory?
>
> Thanks!
> Scott

You say you want to change it. You can remove it with a right-click and
"Remove from this list"
To put another shortcut on this list, you can right-click and choose "pin to
Start menu" if the option exists. Otherwise, put the shortcut on your
desktop, drag it to the Taskbar and over the Start button. When the Start
menu opens, continue draging the shortcut to the position you prefer in the
top left of the menu.
Anonymous
May 14, 2005 3:38:42 AM

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If you just want to change spots, or rather, the order of your items in the
start menu...you can just drag them. That is if I'm talking about the same
thing you are, by clicking start, then, under your name there are items
listed. Just click and drag the one you want to move to the spot you want
it placed.

"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:%23QoiAB4VFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Scott wrote:
>> On my XP Pro machine, I've forgotten how I once added a shortcut
>> to one of my folders (New 8)to the top of the Start Menu...
>> underneath the Internet, Email and Windows Update icons. It's
>> the fourth icon down from the top left of the menu. I put the
>> shortcut there for easy access, and now I want to change it, but
>> I can't remember how I put it there. Can anyone refresh my memory?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Scott
>
> You say you want to change it. You can remove it with a right-click and
> "Remove from this list"
> To put another shortcut on this list, you can right-click and choose "pin
> to
> Start menu" if the option exists. Otherwise, put the shortcut on your
> desktop, drag it to the Taskbar and over the Start button. When the Start
> menu opens, continue draging the shortcut to the position you prefer in
> the
> top left of the menu.
>
>
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May 15, 2005 5:07:20 AM

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Ivee,

I tried that with no success. The shortcut folder I want to eliminate
(New 8) sits directly under the Windows Update icon near the top left
of the Start Menu, and I can't drag it or move it anywhere. Nor can
I right-click and remove it. I tried dragging a shortcut from the
desktop and placing it on the Start menu, but it doesn't stick. I
know I put the New 8 folder there at one time, but I can't remember
how. Is it possible that I have the Start Menu set up somewhere to
not allow any changes to it?

Thanks!
Scott

lvee wrote:
>
> If you just want to change spots, or rather, the order of your items in the
> start menu...you can just drag them. That is if I'm talking about the same
> thing you are, by clicking start, then, under your name there are items
> listed. Just click and drag the one you want to move to the spot you want
> it placed.
>
> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
> news:%23QoiAB4VFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Scott wrote:
> >> On my XP Pro machine, I've forgotten how I once added a shortcut
> >> to one of my folders (New 8)to the top of the Start Menu...
> >> underneath the Internet, Email and Windows Update icons. It's
> >> the fourth icon down from the top left of the menu. I put the
> >> shortcut there for easy access, and now I want to change it, but
> >> I can't remember how I put it there. Can anyone refresh my memory?
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >> Scott
> >
> > You say you want to change it. You can remove it with a right-click and
> > "Remove from this list"
> > To put another shortcut on this list, you can right-click and choose "pin
> > to
> > Start menu" if the option exists. Otherwise, put the shortcut on your
> > desktop, drag it to the Taskbar and over the Start button. When the Start
> > menu opens, continue draging the shortcut to the position you prefer in
> > the
> > top left of the menu.
> >
> >
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 12:00:20 PM

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Are you able to move any of the other items?

You may gave turned the drag & drop function off, to check right click the
start menu>properties>start menu>customize>advance tab> scroll to enable
dragging and dropping and make sure there is a check next to it.

If you are using Classic windows menu style, you can't use the Pin/Unpin
function.

If those don't work, then you can search the registry. post back if you
want to search for the folder in the registry.

"Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
news:4286E718.A4D96E6B@uslink.net...
> Ivee,
>
> I tried that with no success. The shortcut folder I want to eliminate
> (New 8) sits directly under the Windows Update icon near the top left
> of the Start Menu, and I can't drag it or move it anywhere. Nor can
> I right-click and remove it. I tried dragging a shortcut from the
> desktop and placing it on the Start menu, but it doesn't stick. I
> know I put the New 8 folder there at one time, but I can't remember
> how. Is it possible that I have the Start Menu set up somewhere to
> not allow any changes to it?
>
> Thanks!
> Scott
>
> lvee wrote:
>>
>> If you just want to change spots, or rather, the order of your items in
>> the
>> start menu...you can just drag them. That is if I'm talking about the
>> same
>> thing you are, by clicking start, then, under your name there are items
>> listed. Just click and drag the one you want to move to the spot you
>> want
>> it placed.
>>
>> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23QoiAB4VFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> > Scott wrote:
>> >> On my XP Pro machine, I've forgotten how I once added a shortcut
>> >> to one of my folders (New 8)to the top of the Start Menu...
>> >> underneath the Internet, Email and Windows Update icons. It's
>> >> the fourth icon down from the top left of the menu. I put the
>> >> shortcut there for easy access, and now I want to change it, but
>> >> I can't remember how I put it there. Can anyone refresh my memory?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks!
>> >> Scott
>> >
>> > You say you want to change it. You can remove it with a right-click and
>> > "Remove from this list"
>> > To put another shortcut on this list, you can right-click and choose
>> > "pin
>> > to
>> > Start menu" if the option exists. Otherwise, put the shortcut on your
>> > desktop, drag it to the Taskbar and over the Start button. When the
>> > Start
>> > menu opens, continue draging the shortcut to the position you prefer in
>> > the
>> > top left of the menu.
>> >
>> >
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 3:12:32 PM

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On Sun, 15 May 2005 01:07:20 -0500, Scott wrote:

> Ivee,
>
> I tried that with no success. The shortcut folder I want to eliminate
> (New 8) sits directly under the Windows Update icon near the top left
> of the Start Menu, and I can't drag it or move it anywhere. Nor can
> I right-click and remove it. I tried dragging a shortcut from the
> desktop and placing it on the Start menu, but it doesn't stick. I
> know I put the New 8 folder there at one time, but I can't remember
> how. Is it possible that I have the Start Menu set up somewhere to
> not allow any changes to it?
>
> Thanks!
> Scott
>

If you're using the XP style start menu, right click on the item and select
"Unpin from Start Menu."

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 3:14:31 PM

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On Sun, 15 May 2005 01:07:20 -0500, Scott wrote:

> Ivee,
>
> I tried that with no success. The shortcut folder I want to eliminate
> (New 8) sits directly under the Windows Update icon near the top left
> of the Start Menu, and I can't drag it or move it anywhere. Nor can
> I right-click and remove it. I tried dragging a shortcut from the
> desktop and placing it on the Start menu, but it doesn't stick. I
> know I put the New 8 folder there at one time, but I can't remember
> how. Is it possible that I have the Start Menu set up somewhere to
> not allow any changes to it?
>
> Thanks!
> Scott
>

PS: If using Windows Classic start menu, right click the Start button and
select Explore. Any shortcut that is outside of the Programs folder will
appear at the top of the initial pop up of the start menu. Move it into the
Programs folders. If already there (quite possible it is in both places),
then just delete this unwanted duplicate shortcut.


--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
May 15, 2005 6:59:22 PM

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Ivee,

Hey, you were right! Under the advance tab, I discovered I had unchecked
"enable dragging and dropping". When I enabled this function, no problem
getting rid of old shortcut and dragging a new one from the desktop to
the same place on the Start menu. (By the way, I'm using the XP Style
Start menu).

Thanks much!
Scott

lvee wrote:
>
> Are you able to move any of the other items?
>
> You may gave turned the drag & drop function off, to check right click the
> start menu>properties>start menu>customize>advance tab> scroll to enable
> dragging and dropping and make sure there is a check next to it.
>
> If you are using Classic windows menu style, you can't use the Pin/Unpin
> function.
>
> If those don't work, then you can search the registry. post back if you
> want to search for the folder in the registry.
>
> "Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
> news:4286E718.A4D96E6B@uslink.net...
> > Ivee,
> >
> > I tried that with no success. The shortcut folder I want to eliminate
> > (New 8) sits directly under the Windows Update icon near the top left
> > of the Start Menu, and I can't drag it or move it anywhere. Nor can
> > I right-click and remove it. I tried dragging a shortcut from the
> > desktop and placing it on the Start menu, but it doesn't stick. I
> > know I put the New 8 folder there at one time, but I can't remember
> > how. Is it possible that I have the Start Menu set up somewhere to
> > not allow any changes to it?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Scott
> >
> > lvee wrote:
> >>
> >> If you just want to change spots, or rather, the order of your items in
> >> the
> >> start menu...you can just drag them. That is if I'm talking about the
> >> same
> >> thing you are, by clicking start, then, under your name there are items
> >> listed. Just click and drag the one you want to move to the spot you
> >> want
> >> it placed.
> >>
> >> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
> >> news:%23QoiAB4VFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> > Scott wrote:
> >> >> On my XP Pro machine, I've forgotten how I once added a shortcut
> >> >> to one of my folders (New 8)to the top of the Start Menu...
> >> >> underneath the Internet, Email and Windows Update icons. It's
> >> >> the fourth icon down from the top left of the menu. I put the
> >> >> shortcut there for easy access, and now I want to change it, but
> >> >> I can't remember how I put it there. Can anyone refresh my memory?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks!
> >> >> Scott
> >> >
> >> > You say you want to change it. You can remove it with a right-click and
> >> > "Remove from this list"
> >> > To put another shortcut on this list, you can right-click and choose
> >> > "pin
> >> > to
> >> > Start menu" if the option exists. Otherwise, put the shortcut on your
> >> > desktop, drag it to the Taskbar and over the Start button. When the
> >> > Start
> >> > menu opens, continue draging the shortcut to the position you prefer in
> >> > the
> >> > top left of the menu.
> >> >
> >> >
May 15, 2005 7:00:21 PM

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Sharon F wrote:
>
> On Sun, 15 May 2005 01:07:20 -0500, Scott wrote:
>
> > Ivee,
> >
> > I tried that with no success. The shortcut folder I want to eliminate
> > (New 8) sits directly under the Windows Update icon near the top left
> > of the Start Menu, and I can't drag it or move it anywhere. Nor can
> > I right-click and remove it. I tried dragging a shortcut from the
> > desktop and placing it on the Start menu, but it doesn't stick. I
> > know I put the New 8 folder there at one time, but I can't remember
> > how. Is it possible that I have the Start Menu set up somewhere to
> > not allow any changes to it?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Scott
> >
>
> If you're using the XP style start menu, right click on the item and select
> "Unpin from Start Menu."
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Sharon,

Problem solved! See post above.

Scott
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 8:32:58 PM

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Good job, well done..an easy fix, that's the best kind.

"Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
news:4287AA1A.2DA3776F@uslink.net...
> Ivee,
>
> Hey, you were right! Under the advance tab, I discovered I had unchecked
> "enable dragging and dropping". When I enabled this function, no problem
> getting rid of old shortcut and dragging a new one from the desktop to
> the same place on the Start menu. (By the way, I'm using the XP Style
> Start menu).
>
> Thanks much!
> Scott
>
> lvee wrote:
>>
>> Are you able to move any of the other items?
>>
>> You may gave turned the drag & drop function off, to check right click
>> the
>> start menu>properties>start menu>customize>advance tab> scroll to enable
>> dragging and dropping and make sure there is a check next to it.
>>
>> If you are using Classic windows menu style, you can't use the Pin/Unpin
>> function.
>>
>> If those don't work, then you can search the registry. post back if you
>> want to search for the folder in the registry.
>>
>> "Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
>> news:4286E718.A4D96E6B@uslink.net...
>> > Ivee,
>> >
>> > I tried that with no success. The shortcut folder I want to eliminate
>> > (New 8) sits directly under the Windows Update icon near the top left
>> > of the Start Menu, and I can't drag it or move it anywhere. Nor can
>> > I right-click and remove it. I tried dragging a shortcut from the
>> > desktop and placing it on the Start menu, but it doesn't stick. I
>> > know I put the New 8 folder there at one time, but I can't remember
>> > how. Is it possible that I have the Start Menu set up somewhere to
>> > not allow any changes to it?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> > Scott
>> >
>> > lvee wrote:
>> >>
>> >> If you just want to change spots, or rather, the order of your items
>> >> in
>> >> the
>> >> start menu...you can just drag them. That is if I'm talking about the
>> >> same
>> >> thing you are, by clicking start, then, under your name there are
>> >> items
>> >> listed. Just click and drag the one you want to move to the spot you
>> >> want
>> >> it placed.
>> >>
>> >> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:%23QoiAB4VFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Scott wrote:
>> >> >> On my XP Pro machine, I've forgotten how I once added a shortcut
>> >> >> to one of my folders (New 8)to the top of the Start Menu...
>> >> >> underneath the Internet, Email and Windows Update icons. It's
>> >> >> the fourth icon down from the top left of the menu. I put the
>> >> >> shortcut there for easy access, and now I want to change it, but
>> >> >> I can't remember how I put it there. Can anyone refresh my memory?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks!
>> >> >> Scott
>> >> >
>> >> > You say you want to change it. You can remove it with a right-click
>> >> > and
>> >> > "Remove from this list"
>> >> > To put another shortcut on this list, you can right-click and choose
>> >> > "pin
>> >> > to
>> >> > Start menu" if the option exists. Otherwise, put the shortcut on
>> >> > your
>> >> > desktop, drag it to the Taskbar and over the Start button. When the
>> >> > Start
>> >> > menu opens, continue draging the shortcut to the position you prefer
>> >> > in
>> >> > the
>> >> > top left of the menu.
>> >> >
>> >> >
Anonymous
May 16, 2005 1:32:35 AM

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On Sun, 15 May 2005 15:00:21 -0500, Scott wrote:

> Sharon,
>
> Problem solved! See post above.

Great! Glad to hear this is working for you now.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
!