How the Program WorksIn this section you will find out what exactly the program Tidy Start Menu does
with your Start menu.
To begin with, let us see what the Start menu actually
is. Actually, it is a set of folders and shortcuts stored in a certain location
in the operating system.
Description: Computer shortcuts are small files containing only the location of another file. In fact, a
shortcut contains little information so it is small. Shortcuts are usually
stored on the desktop and have a small white square in the corner with an arrow
In multiuser operating systems, such as Windows XP, shortcuts and folders
from the Start menu are stored in the following folders -
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
For all users
C:\Documents and Settings\John\Start Menu
For the user John
To access these shortcuts and folders, just right-click the Start button and
As you see, you can manually group items into categories in Explorer. All the
program does is just copying or moving files to the necessary folders. But it is
a simplified point of view.
If you group items manually, you will have to do it in two folders: the
folder common for all users and the folder used by the current user. Thus, you
will have to do the job twice.
Besides, the program uses a special interface that fits the process of
grouping items into categories better than Explorer and has some additional
features (import, export, etc.).
That is why the program will allow even an advanced user to considerably
reduce the time needed to group item into categories and then use this grouping