As a follow-up to my previous post, Elephant Like Memory of Windows 7 Start Menu, about trying to get my computer to forget everything that was pinned to my Start Menu and let me start over; I’ve got an update. I was just messing around with my Start Menu again and accidentally opened the location of where all the shortcuts were stored for the Start Menu.
The shortcut are located in this directory path:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu
I’m not sure why I couldn’t find that before but I was able to find it this time and deleted all the shortcuts. In addition, I wanted to try and follow-up with some of the other websites I’d found earlier when troubleshooting my problem. I couldn’t find the exact ones I’d used previously, but these two websites provided the similar information I’d read earlier when trying to troubleshoot the issue.
- How to remove pinned icons from Start Menu in Windows 7
- ‘Pin to Start Menu’ appends “(2)” to shortcut in Windows 7
Hopefully this information will help someone else out in the future. Don’t let this little issue sour your opinion of Windows 7. There is a fix and the rest of my experience has been pretty much outstanding.