On my new Windows 10 (v1803) PC there are a bunch of strange pre-installed applications, like
Groove Music. These clutter up the Start Menu with no hierarchy, just all on the same level. I’d like to put these icons into a separate folder on the Start Menu.
Searching online I’ve found several articles describing how you can (attempt to) uninstall these Windows Store applications, but nothing about how to move or remove the icon. I’m not (yet!) looking to uninstall the app, just to organise the Start Menu into a more logical heirarchy.
In previous versions of Windows, a user could create a folder called (say)
Windows Stuff in the appropriate path. Then you could drag the icons into this folder. After acknowledging the UAC prompt the icon has moved. Great! With these new Windows 10 application, however, I can’t seem to do anything with them.
Things I have tried:
- Navigated to
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. No icons or
.lnkfiles for these Windows metro apps are visible.
- Navigated to
C:\Users\[ME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. Likewise, none of these metro apps appear.
shell:AppsFolderto actually view installed applications. Here I can see the
ZuneMusicapplication (see below), but I can neither delete, uninstall or move it.
- Tried grabbing the icon directly in the Start Menu and dragging it…but a
No Entrysymbol appears and the icon cannot be moved or removed.
How do you get control over the Start Menu in Windows 10 (in a similar way to Windows 7 or Windows XP)?