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start up folder question

by Fish / November 5, 2004 9:05 AM PST

Right click on start then click open displays start up folder.Displayed there is a program folder which seems to hold everything in the start programs menu.If I were to remove an item from this folder will I also be removing it from the start all programs menu?I guess Im not wording this very clearly but Im wondering if I can remove items in that folder without losing them.Ha! Ha!Clear as mud right?

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Re: start up folder question
by JP Bill / November 5, 2004 11:25 AM PST
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Yes, it's the same.
by Kees Bakker / November 5, 2004 7:31 PM PST

The usual way to edit the Start>Programs list is via a right click on the task bar, then Properties, then Programs in Start Menu. But in fact, it's just a folder c:\windows\start menu, which you can see in Windows Explorer like every other folder, and which opens like you described also.


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Re: Yes, it's the same.
by Fish / November 5, 2004 9:55 PM PST
In reply to: Yes, it's the same.

Thank's JP Bill & Kees for the info.

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Re: start up folder question
by dalmation1938 / November 16, 2004 4:31 PM PST

You need to differentiate between "start up folder" and "start menu". Do you want to remove programs that start up when you log on (start up)or remove programs from your start menu

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Re: start up folder question
by Fish / November 17, 2004 9:57 PM PST

To make myself clear, I just want to be sure that nothing is running at startup thats not needed at that time and to do so with out losing such.I hope this is more definitive.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2004 10:37 PM PST
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by Fish / November 18, 2004 8:39 AM PST
In reply to: Try STARTER.

Thank's Bob,I loaded Starter and see nothing to cause concern.

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