Windows 10 - How to remove apps from Start Menu

Windows 10 - How to remove apps from Start Menu

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Two areas hold the folders and shortcuts for all desktop applications that appear in the Start menu's All Apps list.

  1. Your own Windows account

    Open File Explorer. Click on the View menu and then enable the option for "Hidden items". Navigate to the following window:
         C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

    This area contains folders and shortcuts for software installed just for you. You can remove apps and customize the Start Menu for your account.

  2. All accounts

    Open the File Explorer and navigate to the following window:
         C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

    This is the second area contains folders and shortcuts for software installed for all accounts. You can remove apps and customize the Start Menu for all user accounts.

The Windows 10 All Apps list is home to both traditional “desktop” apps as well as “universal” apps from the Windows Store. Unfortunately, the steps described in this tip apply only to desktop apps, and won’t work with universal apps. You can still remove a universal app from your Start Menu’s All Apps list, but you’ll need to uninstall it completely (right-click on the app’s entry in the Start Menu and select Uninstall).