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Where is Windows Accessories in Win 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    C: > ProgramData > Microsoft > Windows > Start Menu > Programs > Windows Accessories (contains at least much of what you are looking for--if not all)
    You can make a short cut for each app (or whatever) in the Windows Accessories folder you might want to access from the desktop. Put the shortcuts on the desktop--in a "Windows Accessories" folder. Then right click on task bar and create a toolbar that will allow you to access what you want--pretty much like you used to do using the start menu in your prior version of Windows (don't need a start menu under this approach). You can make toolbars like this for any shortcuts you want to use and for whatever your purpose. You can move the Windows Accessories folder elsewhere to get it off the desktop if you want.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Or install a Start Menu like Windows 7 had then it's Start / All Programs / Windows Accessories, just as before. I use Start8 from Stardock.
    Thanks. I also use Start8 with Modern Mix
    Same here. Modern Mix is great with the exception of trackpad scrolling in some apps.
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  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello JJG,

    They are all on the "Apps" screen now in Windows 8.

    Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8
    Once again, thank you Brink. You are easing my transition to Win 8
    You're welcome.

    Don't forget to take a look at this.

    Accessories Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8
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