Create Start Menu Folder


Dear Computer Lady,

How do I make a new folder in the All Programs list on the Start Menu.  You mentioned in your newsletter that you kept all your games shortcuts in a Games folder, which I thought was a good idea, but couldn’t find a way to make a new folder.

Thanks Linda


Dear Linda,

You have a good question. To tell you the truth, I never make a new folder, I just find one that I no longer want, and then re-name it.

Usually when you have a bunch of games installed, they all make their own folder, so I right click on one of them, and then click “Rename” and name the folder “Games”.

Once I have done that, I drag all the game icons from other folders into the “Games” folder and delete the empty folders.

To Create new folders in Windows 98 or ME, follow these steps:

1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar and Start Menu.

2. Click the Start Menu Programs tab, and then click Advanced.  

3. In the All Folders pane of the Windows Explorer window, click the menu on which you want the new menu to appear.  

4. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Folder.  

5. Type the name for the new folder, and then press ENTER.  

6. Close the Windows Explorer window.  


In Windows XP, you will need to go to “My Computer”, double click on your C: drive and work your way down to the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Once you are in the “Programs” window, you can right click on a blank spot, point to “New” and click on “Folder” to make a new folder in the programs menu.



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