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Location of the start menu in Windows 7: open as folder in Windows Explorer

Just like your Favorites menu in Internet Explorer, the content of the start menu is simply a reflection of the content inside two regular folders: the All Users start menu folder, which includes all folders and shortcuts that apply to any Windows user, and your own start menu folder - what you see when you logon to Windows 7 under your user name, in addition to program shortcuts and folders that appear to all users. In this tutorial, we will show you how to access the content of your user start menu and the location of that folder in Windows Explorer.


Open the start menu folder for your user profile in Windows 7

Follow these steps to browse your start menu content as a folder:

This is how you access your own profile's start menu in Windows 7, and browse it like a normal folder inside Windows Explorer (after all, it is just a folder, whose content is displayed in a special submenu of the start menu, just like your desktop visible when all windows are minimized is just the content of the desktop folder under your profile).

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