Slideshow: Create your own Classic Start Menu in Windows 7

Add documents

To begin, launch Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu folder. This folder is a special system folder and as such, you will not be able to create your shortcuts in it. So, minimize that window so you have access to the desktop.

Documents - To create a shortcut to Documents, click the Windows 7 Start button, type Documents in the Search box, and when Documents appears in the results list, right click it. Then, select Send to | Desktop (create shortcut) command.

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About Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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