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can't add shortcuts to all programs menu or subfolders
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Author:  dstarfire [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  can't add shortcuts to all programs menu or subfolders

Recently did a clean install of win 10 on my machine and ever since then I haven't been able to manually add any shortcuts to any subfolders of the "all programs" folder.

I normally will use the right-click menu option to open that folder in an explorer window and drag links over (holding Alt so it creates a link rather than copying the file), but I"ve also tried dragging and dropping the item to the start menu itself and into the folder.

Every time, I get an error that "windows can't create a shortcut here" and would I like to create one on the desktop instead. Oddly, if I let it create a shortcut on the desktop, I can then drag that shortcut into programs folder without any problem.

I've tried updating classic start menu to 4.3.1 (it was on 4.3.0) with no luck. I'm running Windows 10 build 15063 (fall creators update I think it's called).

I'm pretty sure I was able to do this before the clean install, but I might have just gotten used to adding to the desktop first and dragging form there.

Author:  Ivo [ Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: can't add shortcuts to all programs menu or subfolders

It is possible you've lost permissions to edit those folders. Look at the folder properties and see if the permissions look OK, and that the owner of the folder is correct.

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