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Cant delete program thumbnails in start menu app listing

  1. #1

    Cant delete program thumbnails in start menu app listing

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to delete the games listed here in my start menu programs list:

    Click image for larger version

    I've read online that you should be able to delete them by going into the program files folder for "Wildtangent games" but the problem is that I ACCIDENTALLY DELETED THAT FOLDER PERMANENTLY, so now when I click on "open file location" I get this games window that I cant do anything with:

    Click image for larger version

    I already tried re-installing wildtangent games to see if that would somehow re-instate access to these games' files in program files, but to no avail.

    Is there still some way to make it so they dont show up?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Hi there, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    Do you happen to see the shortcuts if you navigate to:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    (ProgramData - hidden)
    C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs?
    (also hidden)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Thank you for responding! Unfortunately the answer is no..

    The closest I get is finding a games folder, that's empty:

    Click image for larger version

    When I try the user route, I get the following folders:

    Admin tools
    Windows accessories
    Windows Ease of Access
    Windows System

    None of which seem to conain anything to do with the games.

    Should I try maybe deleting the games folder from the screenshot?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    In the ribbon above click on 'Hide selected items', (for the whole folder), that might do the trick.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    I found the fix! I was able to restore the old wild tangent folder I deleted by accident and then I found the option to hide them. Thanks so much for your help my friend.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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