Getting your start menu back on Windows 8

Discussion in 'Computer and Gadget Help Center' started by Popcorn, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Popcorn

    Popcorn Active Member

    Nov 4, 2007
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    Well here goes my first technical post.

    I recently discovered, by complete chance, how to get your start menu back.

    Firstly it will not be the start menu of old, nor is this one of those windows 8 apps that promise to put it back. This is just a shortcut to where your start menu is and you can make a shortcut of it on your desktop, for easy access to your programs.

    Firstly go the main folder C:/ or wherever your windows 8 is located.

    Then on the ribbon at the top pick the view tab and check the box for hidden items
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    The hidden folders should then appear
    Go into the program data folder
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    And follow this path Program Data/ Microsoft/ Windows
    Your start menu is here

    Now really all you have to do is left click and drag the icon on to your desktop,and then choose the Create Shortcut Here menu item.
    I advise not to put the folder properly on your desktop because you could cause a bug

    Now I changed the icon

    Here's how to do it

    Right click the shortcut icon now on your desktop and chose properties
    This dialogue box should appear

    Click that button and pick any icon you like

    And voilĂ  Your start menu is back. Hint there is a neat window logo hear the end that I use

    Thank for reading as ever


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