To add a shortcut to the Classic Start menu

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.


Right-click the Start button, and then click Open All Users.


On the File menu, point to New, and then click Shortcut.


Follow the instructions in the Create Shortcut Wizard.


Any shortcuts you add will appear on the menu you specified for all users who log on to the computer.

An administrator can cut, copy, delete, rename, or move shortcuts for a group of users. For example, an administrator might want all users to have WordPad listed in the Start menu.

To add a shortcut on the Start menu to each user's personal profile folder, on the first screen of the Create Shortcut Wizard, type %userprofile%, click Next, and then in Type a name for this shortcut, type a generic name (for example, Your user profile folder).

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Display a program at the top of the Start menu

Start menu overview

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