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Need help with files that do no appear in the start menu
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January 5, 2012
4:23 AM
ebony
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I am trying to find a way to handle my exe files that does not appear on my start menu.

 

I have programs that I have to "hunt" down.

 

I have tried several launchers but they are either cumbersome or way too complicated.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I am using Win 7 64 bit machine.

 

EbonyCool

January 5, 2012
10:19 AM
jayesstee
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ebony said:

I am trying to find a way to handle my exe files that does not appear on my start menu.

It is fairly easy to put them on the start menu, try the following:

1)      Find your ‘.exe’ file.  You said you have to “hunt” them down, any problems, try ‘everything’ – see:  /freeware-reviews/4647/conduct-extremely-fast-searches-of-your-files-with-everything/

2)      When you have found your ‘.exe’ file in Windows Explorer, right click it.  Find ‘Send to’ in the list, hover your mouse cursor over the arrow at right of ‘Send to’.  Find ‘Desktop (create shortcut) and right click it.  You will now have a shortcut (to your ‘.exe’ file) on your desktop.

3)      In Windows Explorer, go to: C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms (assuming ‘C:’ is the drive/partition with your Win 7 OS on it.)

4)      Now drag the shortcut created in 2) above into explorer, opened as in 3) above.

5)      Exit Windows Explorer, click on the start orb, select ‘All Programs’ and you should see your new shortcut to your ‘.exe’ file!

Note when you have many such shortcuts added to the start menu, you can organise them into folders of similar programs using Windows Explorer.  I.e. All DVD applications together, all Tweakers together and so on.

Good luck.  Shout if you have a problem!  Yell

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