Start Menu folders in Windows 10

As you probably know, starting with Windows 10, the Start Menu has been redesigned. How does that translate to shortcuts?

The first thing you will see is that you have a lot less folders inside the start menu, meaning that if you have an application with a folder structure like:

Main Application Shortcuts Folder

Shortcut 1

Shortcut 2


Shortcut 3


The Start Menu will only show the Main Application Shortcuts Folder and all three shortcuts inside it. There are no more subfolders.

There is a “workaround” regarding this, by creating a folder shortcut inside your Main Application Shortcuts folder. You can achieve this using VBScript:

FileName = "My Folder"
Set shortcut = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").CreateShortcut(CreateObject("WScript.Shell").SpecialFolders("Desktop") & + "\" + FileName + ".lnk")
shortcut.Description = "My Folder"
shortcut.TargetPath = "C:\Documents\Results"
shortcut.Arguments = "/Arguments:Shortcut"

However, when you will click on the folder, this will open up in explorer.exe, and not like a normal Start Menu folder.


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