Creating a cascading start menu

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2DarkWolf2
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Creating a cascading start menu

I just reinstalled XP and am having trouble adding a new menu to the start menu.

I'm running XP with the classic visuals (but not classic start menu), and before I reinstalled I had a GAMES menu on the left side of the start menu at the top where I moved all my game folders from the All Programs area.

Problem is I have NO idea how I did it before. If I click and drag a GAMES directory over there, it just seems to "pin" a shortcut there. It does'nt cascade when I put my mouse over it, you have to click it and it just opens a new window with the contents, I don't want that. I also tried using Windows Explorer and going into C:\Documents and Settings\ and into the Default Use and All Users directories and tried to add the directory there. But even if I add it under Start Menu, it shows ups inside the All Programs menu.

Does anyone here know how to create a cascading menu on the left side of the start menu??

DW

SAS_WIZ
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on some items if you right click there is an option 'pin to start menu'

Try that

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2DarkWolf2
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I think I can pin stuff to the start menu simply by dragging. I can do that with folders, but they won't work as menus on the left side like I'd like.

DW

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Hehe, most things in XP dont work as people would like, the only bonus ive found with XP is that u can tailor it to your own needs. Meaning theres lots that you can turn off.

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2DarkWolf2
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The thing that confuses me if I had it setup this way before I reinstalled. I just don't know how to do it again.

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I think I can pin stuff to the start menu simply by dragging. I can do that with folders, but they won't work as menus on the left side like I'd like.

DW

Dragging it there creates a shortcut I think.

I know how to do it with the classic style start menu, but I never could get it to work with the normal XP styled one - even after using the power tools.

2DarkWolf2
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Yes, it's easy with the classic start menu. I wonder if my doing it before was just a bug or something lol.

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Yes, it's easy with the classic start menu. I wonder if my doing it before was just a bug or something lol.

DW

If it is reformat and turn off windows updates lol.

2DarkWolf2
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You're suggesting I reinstall?!

You've been talking to Darknight have'nt you?

DW