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Where is Windows Accessories in Win 8

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    Where is Windows Accessories in Win 8


    I've not been using Win 8 for very long and am having trouble finding my way around. Right now I am trying to find Windows Accessories, the folder that contained numerous tools such as calculator, notepad, Wordpad, etc in Win 7. At least that is where I think they were.

    Can someone point me to Windows Accessories?

    Thank you.

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    Hello JJG,

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

    Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8
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    C: > ProgramData > Microsoft > Windows > Start Menu > Programs > Windows Accessories (contains at least much of what you are looking for--if not all)
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    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.
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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)
    If you want a Windows Accessories toolbar for convenience. Right click your taskbar and select Toolbars then New.
    Navigate to that folder and double click the folder. Or single click and press button to Select folder.

    Another tutorial on this site is Programs Folder toolbar
    needing All Programs without leaving desktop try this toolbar shortcut

    right click the task bar, Toolbars & click New Toolbar

    copy/ paste this line into Folder name box at bottom

    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    click Select Folder

    now you have a new toolbar with menu on a mouseclick
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    JJG,

    Fresh out of the tutorial oven for you.

    Accessories Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    I've not been using Win 8 for very long and am having trouble finding my way around. Right now I am trying to find Windows Accessories, the folder that contained numerous tools such as calculator, notepad, Wordpad, etc in Win 7. At least that is where I think they were.

    Can someone point me to Windows Accessories?

    Thank you.
    go to Start ,right click on start screen and click all apps in the right corner ,use you mouse to scroll to the right ,everything you are looking for is there
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  8. #8


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    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
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  9. #9


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    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)
    If you want a Windows Accessories toolbar for convenience. Right click your taskbar and select Toolbars then New.
    Navigate to that folder and double click the folder. Or single click and press button to Select folder.

    Another tutorial on this site is Programs Folder toolbar
    needing All Programs without leaving desktop try this toolbar shortcut

    right click the task bar, Toolbars & click New Toolbar

    copy/ paste this line into Folder name box at bottom

    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    click Select Folder

    now you have a new toolbar with menu on a mouseclick
    Thank you. I may just give that a try. I've never tried using a new toolbar.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    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
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