Has your Windows 7 Start menu become too disorganized? Then let’s organize it.
Your Windows 7 Start menu can get messy. The more applications you install, the more folders and shortcuts that squeeze into the menu. At some point, the menu just becomes too crowded and cluttered to easily navigate.
Can you clean up and streamline the Windows 7 Start menu so it’s better organized? Yep, you can, and you have a couple of options:
- You can access the menu directly to move or delete shortcuts and rename folders.
- You can tap into your Start menu Programs folder from Windows Explorer.
- You can create and delete folders and more easily move shortcuts from one folder to another.
Let’s see how we can clean up your Start menu. But before we do, a look at how the Windows 7 Start menu gets so disorganized.
Every application you install sets up its own shortcut and in many cases its own folder, even if to store just a single shortcut. As you install more and more applications, your menu gets filled with more and more shortcuts and folders, sometimes with names that don’t have much meaning. For example, a Start menu folder may adopt the name of the company that created the software rather than the software itself, making it difficult to find and launch the program. You then must hunt for specific applications, defeating the whole purpose of having a simple and basic menu in the first place.