What is the best way to customize the context menu in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit so I can add shortcuts to folders in Startmenu?

Posted on 2012-09-10
Last Modified: 2012-09-13
What is the best way to customize the context menu in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit so I can add shortcuts to folders in Startmenu?

It was very easy in Windows XP Pro 32-bit: I could create a folder structure in the Startmenu, right-click each folder and choose "New" and "Create a new shortcut". Then I just browsed in the C:\Programs and selected each .exe file.

But in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit the right-click context menu is scaled off and only displays the option for creating a new folder when right-clicking. So I wonder if there is any good software or anywhere I can change this in the Windows settings so that I get the option (just as in Windows XP) to add shortcuts to programs in C: when I right-click?
Question by:hermesalpha
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    hermesalpha--On my Win 7 64 bit PC the items in Start Menu are in
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    So you can make a shortcut for a program and drag and drop it into
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    The items in the Send To option in the right click context menu are in C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
    You can add to Send To by dragging and dropping a location into that folder.

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    Thanks, this solution works as well as tweaking the right-click context menu.
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    hermesalpha--And simpler!  You are welcome.

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