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How to access documents and settings in Win7

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March 2, 2012 3:05:54 PM

I am unable to open documents and settings sub folder start menu.
So there is no convenient way to rename or re-order files.
Any suggestions ? I have heard about a setting called 'God' mode.
Does that work?
a b $ Windows 7
March 2, 2012 3:20:50 PM

Documents and settings is not a real folder, its a link the OS uses for compatablity with XP. There is nothing in documents and settings. The files that used to be there are in Users and ProgramData
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March 2, 2012 3:27:45 PM

What i wass trying to get at are the listings that are the Start menu to eddit and reorder how they are presented. Will that be in Users or Program Data ? Thanks
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a b $ Windows 7
March 2, 2012 3:43:55 PM

They are located here. The second is for the all users parts of the start menu.

C:\Users\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

I am not entirely sure where it keeps the pin to start menu stuff but thats easy enough to change on its own
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a b $ Windows 7
March 2, 2012 3:52:00 PM

For your users

C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

For all users
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Some shortcuts will be in one and not the other so you may want to set them all.

You can also just drag and drop things in order, but you will need to make a slight change.

Right click an empty spot of the taskbar and select Properties(RED).
Under the tab Start Menu select Customize...(Blue)
Scroll down and remove the check from Sort All Programs menu by name(Orange)
Hit OK then Apply.



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From here, you will be able to drag and drop things as you like(just like in XP).

In some cases you can get a duplicate folder name. Some people just copy ALL folders to the all users or user folder to avoid this since you may have a folder in each location with the same name.

I personally used to keep it all nice on Windows XP, but since Vista/7 have a very fast start search, i just use that now.

Be warned, dropping a folder into another folder in the star menu it self will reorder everything, so do that first or else it will mess up the order.
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March 2, 2012 3:59:22 PM

typing msconfig in the Windows Start gets you he same thing. I wasn't aware of another route as shown by nuke.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 2, 2012 4:06:21 PM

I do not think they OP wants to change startup, but more re-order/organize the items in the start menu it self.

Something like this(Not the start-up folder is hidden). Ahh the days before star search....



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