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Start Menu Context Menu Double Entries

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    Start Menu Context Menu Double Entries


    My Start button's context menu has double entries. It either happened when updating from Win8 to Win8.1 preview, or from Win8.1 preview to Win8.1 official release, though I'm pretty sure it was the former. Where does Windows contain the entries for this context menu so that I may prune duplicates and possibly reorder them to my liking?

    Picture shows duplicated entries in top left corner.

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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Havvy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you should be able to use the program in the tutorial below to edit your WIN+X menu to edit out the duplicate entries.

    Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    Perfect. Thanks.

    If anybody else has this exact issue, remove the entries that start with a number, as they're dead links (as I just found out).
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Havvy View Post
    My Start button's context menu has double entries. It either happened when updating from Win8 to Win8.1 preview, or from Win8.1 preview to Win8.1 official release, though I'm pretty sure it was the former. Where does Windows contain the entries for this context menu so that I may prune duplicates and possibly reorder them to my liking?

    Picture shows duplicated entries in top left corner.

    Click image for larger version
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    Here's a solution without adding any programs. Go here and delete the duplicates you don't want. My case was Threshold 2 update. It created another #1 folder (obviously had a newer date) and somehow renumbered and pushed the existing folders down... weird action. I just combined them all, got rid of duplicates and any others I didn't need. You can also put in your own shortcuts. ��

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