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Sort Start Menu in Alphabetical Order
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 1 | Rating:
Sort Start Menu in Alphabetical Order

When you move programs around in your WindowsXP start menu, the OS will stop arranging it when you add new software. This happens when you move items from your user start menu to the all users start menu. Here is the fix:

1. Open regedit (Start -> Run. Type regedit)
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Menu OR HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Menu
3. Remove the order key by right clicking and going to delete.
4. Log out then back in.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Hans)
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    That was in win 98. In recent versions of windows it's just to right-click any item on the menu, and then click Sort by Name. For details see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/177482/
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Neither key exists in my registry
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    see comment #1
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked for me! And I'm border-line thick ;)
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment #1 is right...BUT this only works when you go to Start - All Programs, then right-click any item on the menu, and then click Sort by Name. Comment #1 tip does NOT work on the Start Menu items - just the All Programs(which is still great!)
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment 1...
     
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