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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bettablue, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Bettablue

    Bettablue Flightless Bird

    So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in the
    games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where is the
    actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I want to try
    placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all users. Any ideas?
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:SfZOn.52840$h57.41405@newsfe22.iad...
    > So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    > computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in
    > the games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where
    > is the actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I
    > want to try placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all
    > users. Any ideas?
    >



    If you right click on Games in All Programs and check the properties, that
    will tell you. If all Win7 versions are the same, then it would be:

    C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. bettablue

    bettablue Flightless Bird

    I appreciate the response, but I don't think it was completely clear as to
    what I am asking. Selecting the Games menu on the right side of the Start
    menu between Downloads and Favorites opens a window displaying the games
    that are installed on the system. I place a shortcut there and it will be
    there until I log off. When I log back on, or when other users log on, the
    shortcut is missing. I am trying to locate the folder where I can place the
    shortcut so all users have access to it without having to open the All
    Programs menu and going to the program group to find the game, in this case
    I have to go to the Start menu, All Programs, Popcap Games and finally click
    on Bejeweled. (I hope I'm explaining this correctly) I would much rather
    just click on Start, Games and find it there.



    "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:huhnuo$fvd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:SfZOn.52840$h57.41405@newsfe22.iad...
    >> So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    >> computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in the
    >> games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where is
    >> the actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I want
    >> to try placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all users. Any
    >> ideas?
    >>

    >
    >
    > If you right click on Games in All Programs and check the properties, that
    > will tell you. If all Win7 versions are the same, then it would be:
    >
    > C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    I believe what you would have to do is remove and reinstall the program
    and when it shows you the destination folder, you will have to change it
    to: C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. I don't think a
    shortcut is going to ever work that way.

    Any reason each user can't just place a shortcut on their Desktop or
    Taskbar?
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA



    "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:huj14j$938$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > I appreciate the response, but I don't think it was completely clear as
    > to what I am asking. Selecting the Games menu on the right side of the
    > Start menu between Downloads and Favorites opens a window displaying the
    > games that are installed on the system. I place a shortcut there and
    > it will be there until I log off. When I log back on, or when other
    > users log on, the shortcut is missing. I am trying to locate the folder
    > where I can place the shortcut so all users have access to it without
    > having to open the All Programs menu and going to the program group to
    > find the game, in this case I have to go to the Start menu, All
    > Programs, Popcap Games and finally click on Bejeweled. (I hope I'm
    > explaining this correctly) I would much rather just click on Start,
    > Games and find it there.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:huhnuo$fvd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:SfZOn.52840$h57.41405@newsfe22.iad...
    >>> So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    >>> computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in
    >>> the games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears.
    >>> Where is the actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything
    >>> hidden? I want to try placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder
    >>> for all users. Any ideas?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> If you right click on Games in All Programs and check the properties,
    >> that will tell you. If all Win7 versions are the same, then it would
    >> be:
    >>
    >> C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. XX

    XX Flightless Bird

    Pin it to the start menu. That will also save you a click.


    "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:huj14j$938$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > I appreciate the response, but I don't think it was completely clear as to
    > what I am asking. Selecting the Games menu on the right side of the Start
    > menu between Downloads and Favorites opens a window displaying the games
    > that are installed on the system. I place a shortcut there and it will
    > be there until I log off. When I log back on, or when other users log on,
    > the shortcut is missing. I am trying to locate the folder where I can
    > place the shortcut so all users have access to it without having to open
    > the All Programs menu and going to the program group to find the game, in
    > this case I have to go to the Start menu, All Programs, Popcap Games and
    > finally click on Bejeweled. (I hope I'm explaining this correctly) I
    > would much rather just click on Start, Games and find it there.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:huhnuo$fvd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:SfZOn.52840$h57.41405@newsfe22.iad...
    >>> So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    >>> computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in
    >>> the games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where
    >>> is the actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I
    >>> want to try placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all
    >>> users. Any ideas?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> If you right click on Games in All Programs and check the properties,
    >> that will tell you. If all Win7 versions are the same, then it would be:
    >>
    >> C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:huj14j$938$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > I appreciate the response, but I don't think it was completely clear as to
    > what I am asking. Selecting the Games menu on the right side of the Start
    > menu between Downloads and Favorites opens a window displaying the games
    > that are installed on the system. I place a shortcut there and it will
    > be there until I log off. When I log back on, or when other users log on,
    > the shortcut is missing. I am trying to locate the folder where I can
    > place the shortcut so all users have access to it without having to open
    > the All Programs menu and going to the program group to find the game, in
    > this case I have to go to the Start menu, All Programs, Popcap Games and
    > finally click on Bejeweled. (I hope I'm explaining this correctly) I
    > would much rather just click on Start, Games and find it there.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:huhnuo$fvd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:SfZOn.52840$h57.41405@newsfe22.iad...
    >>> So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    >>> computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in
    >>> the games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where
    >>> is the actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I
    >>> want to try placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all
    >>> users. Any ideas?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> If you right click on Games in All Programs and check the properties,
    >> that will tell you. If all Win7 versions are the same, then it would be:
    >>
    >> C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >


    Sorry, I still am unsure what you want to do. There are several ways to
    make it easily available, one is to put an icon on the desktop. If you
    want to see it when the user clicks start, click start, choose the games
    folder from the all programs thingy, right click on bejewelled and select
    pin to start menu. Try that and see if you like it. If you don't right
    click it and select unpin from start menu.

    When you click on start, the grey thing that pops up has a vertical dividing
    line, and in the right hand side, one of the items is probably games. If
    you click that, one of the listed games will be bejewelled. If that is what
    you want but 'games' is not there, or bejewelled is not shown, post again
    and I or somebody else will tell you how to deal with that.

    While trying those things, you will notice another way as well. One of the
    options on right clicking bejewelled in the start menu is 'pin to taskbar'.
    If you do that it will appear as a little box on the actual bar and you
    won't have to click on the start button.

    I suggest therefore trying all those things and see which you like best.
     
  7. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    Sometimes the answer can be the simplest thing.... When you click on
    Start - Games, does it open a window? If so, have you tried leaving that
    window open and dragging the icon for Bejeweled over to that window?

    "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:huj14j$938$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > I appreciate the response, but I don't think it was completely clear as to
    > what I am asking. Selecting the Games menu on the right side of the Start
    > menu between Downloads and Favorites opens a window displaying the games
    > that are installed on the system. I place a shortcut there and it will
    > be there until I log off. When I log back on, or when other users log on,
    > the shortcut is missing. I am trying to locate the folder where I can
    > place the shortcut so all users have access to it without having to open
    > the All Programs menu and going to the program group to find the game, in
    > this case I have to go to the Start menu, All Programs, Popcap Games and
    > finally click on Bejeweled. (I hope I'm explaining this correctly) I
    > would much rather just click on Start, Games and find it there.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:huhnuo$fvd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:SfZOn.52840$h57.41405@newsfe22.iad...
    >>> So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    >>> computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in
    >>> the games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where
    >>> is the actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I
    >>> want to try placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all
    >>> users. Any ideas?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> If you right click on Games in All Programs and check the properties,
    >> that will tell you. If all Win7 versions are the same, then it would be:
    >>
    >> C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
     
  8. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 19:58:57 -0700, Bettablue wrote:

    > So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    > computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in the
    > games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where is the
    > actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I want to try
    > placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all users. Any ideas?


    For all users:
    C:/Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

    For a specific user:
    C:/Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

    Open the desired folder in Explorer and put a shortcut there.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  9. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:16:46 -0700, Bruce Hagen wrote:

    > I believe what you would have to do is remove and reinstall the program
    > and when it shows you the destination folder, you will have to change it
    > to: C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. I don't think a
    > shortcut is going to ever work that way.
    >
    > Any reason each user can't just place a shortcut on their Desktop or
    > Taskbar?


    I would definitely not recommend installing any program file in that
    folder. That folder is for shortcuts.

    Program files usually are in subfolders of C:/Program Files for 64-bit
    programs and in subfolders of C:/Program Files (x86) for 32-bit programs.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  10. bettablue

    bettablue Flightless Bird

    Ah, thank you. This is exactly what I needed and it worked first time.

    My hat's off to you.



    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:149zdvbpo3lsl.wie72sl03bwp.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 19:58:57 -0700, Bettablue wrote:
    >
    >> So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    >> computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in the
    >> games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where is
    >> the
    >> actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I want to
    >> try
    >> placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all users. Any ideas?

    >
    > For all users:
    > C:/Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    >
    > For a specific user:
    > C:/Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    >
    > Open the desired folder in Explorer and put a shortcut there.
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  11. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:15:59 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:


    > Program files usually are in subfolders of C:/Program Files for 64-bit
    > programs and in subfolders of C:/Program Files (x86) for 32-bit programs.



    A minor clarification: that's true for 64-bit Windows, but not for
    32-bit Windows. In 32-bit Windows, C:/Program Files (x86) doesn't
    exist and they are all in C:/Program Files.



    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
     
  12. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:00:43 -0700, Ken Blake wrote:

    > On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:15:59 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    > <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Program files usually are in subfolders of C:/Program Files for 64-bit
    >> programs and in subfolders of C:/Program Files (x86) for 32-bit programs.

    >
    >
    > A minor clarification: that's true for 64-bit Windows, but not for
    > 32-bit Windows. In 32-bit Windows, C:/Program Files (x86) doesn't
    > exist and they are all in C:/Program Files.
    >
    >
    >
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003


    Or even a *major* clarification :)

    Thanks for catching that - and educating me.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  13. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 21:36:55 -0700, bettablue wrote:

    > Ah, thank you. This is exactly what I needed and it worked first time.
    >
    > My hat's off to you.


    What was fun for me is that I supposedly *knew* what I told you, and it
    still took me a while to find it.

    I thought there was an easy way, but I didn't remember it or find it :)

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:149zdvbpo3lsl.wie72sl03bwp.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 19:58:57 -0700, Bettablue wrote:
    >>
    >>> So, I have a stupid game that someone in my home likes to play on my
    >>> computer, Bejeweled Deluxe! I have placed a shortcut to the game in the
    >>> games folder, but when logging off, the shortcut disappears. Where is
    >>> the
    >>> actual Games Folder now that Windows 7 has everything hidden? I want to
    >>> try
    >>> placing the shortcut directly into THAT folder for all users. Any ideas?

    >>
    >> For all users:
    >> C:/Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    >>
    >> For a specific user:
    >> C:/Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    >>
    >> Open the desired folder in Explorer and put a shortcut there.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >



    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  14. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:07:21 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:00:43 -0700, Ken Blake wrote:
    >
    > > On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:15:59 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    > > <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> Program files usually are in subfolders of C:/Program Files for 64-bit
    > >> programs and in subfolders of C:/Program Files (x86) for 32-bit programs.

    > >
    > >
    > > A minor clarification: that's true for 64-bit Windows, but not for
    > > 32-bit Windows. In 32-bit Windows, C:/Program Files (x86) doesn't
    > > exist and they are all in C:/Program Files.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003

    >
    > Or even a *major* clarification :)
    >
    > Thanks for catching that - and educating me.



    You're welcome. Glad to help.

    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
     

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