Task 6: Adding Folders to the Classic Start Menu



In the Customize Classic Start Menu dialog box, click the Advanced button. (Refer to Task 4, "Adding Programs to the Classic Start Menu," if you need help reaching this dialog box.)


Windows Explorer opens, displaying the contents of the Start Menu folder in the right-hand pane.


Open the folder in which the new folder should be placed. For this example, I'm placing the new folder within the Programs folder, so I've opened Programs.


Click File, select New, and then click Folder.


When you install a new program, that program's installation process sets up program folders and icons for itself. If you don't like the arrangement of the folders and icons, you can change it. For example, if more than one person uses your PC, you might set up folders for each person and then add the programs that a certain person uses to his or her folder.



The new folder is added to the Start menu in the Programs folder.


Type a descriptive name for the folder, and press the Enter key on your keyboard. The folder is added.


Click the Close button to close Windows Explorer.


Delete Folders

You can delete folders. To do so, simply right-click the folder and select the Delete command from the shortcut menu. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.


Move Programs to the New Folder

You'll learn how to move programs into the folder you just created in the next task.


Close the Dialog Boxes

Click the OK button to close the Customize Classic Start Menu dialog box. Then click OK to close the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.