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Opening Programs in Windows 8.1

Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series. OS Windows 8.1
With Windows XP it was easy to locate a list of programs and then by clicking on the icon to open them. Is there a similar option on Windows 8.1
I know that by right-clicking on start button on taskbar a menu opens which includes 'Programs and Features'. But this seems to be for uninstalling programs. At the moment I go to the Search on the Start menu and type in the name of the program I am tying to locate. Then usually search finds an icon for the program. But this is cumbersome.
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McKnife

8/22/2022 - Mon
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I just hit the windows key on my keyboard and then hit the down arrow symbol to display all apps installed
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McKnife

Not everything and I keep saying this for ages but it is ignored. See, your menu has one folder ( C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs) but it hasn't the second important folder
C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
John

Please let me try this a different way. Everything I have needed over the last two years has been available in my two icons. If I am missing something (a) I do not know what it is and (b) I do not need it.  I trust this clarifies.
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McKnife

Well, open C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and have a look. Maybe you never need things in there, but that surely does not mean someone elses programs don't put their (needed) shortcuts right in there.