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Old 10-30-09, 12:57 AM   #14
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Default Re: Windows 7 Games Explorer

I'm still getting used to the changes from XP to Windows 7. Start menu setup is way different. In XP I had it down pat. Created game links in Start Menu for all my games. Broke them down into two folders, "Games PC AL" and "Games PC MZ". You could either do this in Documents and Settings\All Users or Documents and Settings\Username. Could even create in both and everything would come up in one in Start Menu. Windows 7 doesn't seem to work this way. Going to All Programs-Games, all games are not automatically in there. Windows 7 puts some in and others it leaves out. To compound it, if you right click on "Games", there are other entries going to either "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games" or "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo ws\Start Menu\Programs". Then there is the "Games Explorer". Each of those were not consistent in what games were in them. Kind of had me flustered a bit after using XP for so many years. I didn't end up using Games Explorer. It looked nice at first glance but turned out not to be functional at all to me for using it for game links and Windows 7 is not too good at getting all the games in there. I just ended up using the Games Link "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo ws\Start Menu\Programs\Games". Copied in the remaining game shortcuts that weren't in there (and edited the names to what I wanted), pinned it to my taskbar and I'm now good to go. Took a little time to gather all the shortcuts but personal tweaking is time consuming anyway. Another way would be to shortcut that folder to Desktop, use "Desktop" toolbar and access it that way.
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