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Manually Add Items To The Start Menu's Metro Screen

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#1 Guest_hollowface_*


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 12:44 AM


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Everything is accessible through the "all apps" section, but I'm adding important items onto the metro screen, and while I'm currently doing this by dragging-and-dropping I'm hoping there is another way (as I will not be able to do this with apps running under Symantec Workspace Virtualization unless I do global captures. If you are not familiar with this product, don't worry about it, you don't need to be to answer my question.). Perhaps adding items can be accomplished by placing shortcuts in some special folder somewhere, or editing some file? Any ideas? I took look at:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

but didn't see anything useful, same for:

C:\Users\USERACCOUNTNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


I'm hoping someone knows of an alternative way to drag-and-dropping items onto the metro screen.

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:39 AM

This article, 

Stupid Geek Tricks: How to Open the Start Menu Folder in Windows 7 or 10

, may help  (or not, now that I see it's the Metro screen specifically that you're looking to load up).

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 02:06 AM

Thanks for the link, but it just lists the 2 places I already checked.

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