Windows 10’s All Apps list works a little separately than Windows 7’s All Program List. You can no longer simply drag and drop shortcuts or right-click All Programs, and select Explore. To add your own customized shortcuts to the list or change existing shortcuts, use this technique. For instance, eliminating redundant files or grouping your desktop apps into folders might clean up the menu. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to arrange and add shortcuts to Windows 10’s All Apps List.

Add shortcuts to Windows 10’s All Apps List

To arrange and add shortcuts to Windows 10’s All Apps List, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Start button and list of apps will open as the following image is showing.

As soon as a list of apps will open in front of you. Now locate the app for which you want to add shortcut and right click on it as highlighted in the above image. As you will right click on the application, the following options will appear.

Now choose More -> Open file location as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will click the Open file location option, the following screen will appear.

You can perform the following operations to this shortcut.

  • Rename the shortcut by right clicking on it. Click the Rename option and choose a new name for the shortcut as the following image is showing.

  • To change the properties of the shortcut, right click on the shortcut. Choose the Properties option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you will click the Properties option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Now onwards you can change the application’s properties.

  • To delete the shortcut, click on it. Press the Delete key. The shortcut will be deleted.

Add Shortcuts

To add shortcuts, follow this procedure step by step.

Open the File Explorer. Paste the following path in the address bar and press the Enter key.

%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

You can create any shortcuts here. Copy shortcut from anywhere and paste here. A shortcut will appear in the All Apps list.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to arrange and add shortcuts to Windows 10’s All Apps List.

How to add shortcuts to Windows 10’s All Apps List
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About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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