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The start menu of windows 8 is great,but It has too many items that I want to group them into folders like the start menu folders of windows 7.So for example, I want to have only one entry corresponding to vlc media player which on expanding shows all entries,namely :

  • vlc media player
  • vlc media player skinned
  • reset vlc media player preferences

Is it possible in windows 8.If so how ?

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here I m not grouping tiles,but the executables of same program.Its like the start menu folders of win 7 – vishesh Oct 31 '12 at 17:56
This is not possible. – SLaks Oct 31 '12 at 18:07
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There is no "subfolders" in the Start Screen to be used, it doesn't work that way.

Aside from the related Start Screen grouping questions I linked in the comments, the closest I can come up with is this:

  • Create a folder with all the links you want in it (someplace on C:).
  • Right click the folder and select "Pin to Start".

This should open the folder of links when you click on it from the Start Screen.

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hmmm,but the folder link will open the folder in file explorer instead of expanding it to show subtimes :( – vishesh Oct 31 '12 at 17:59
Exactly. There is no expandable sub-folder functionality in the Start Screen, that was kind of one of the main points of difference. :) If it was there, where would you expect to see a sub-folder's contents, in a whole new Start Screen? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 31 '12 at 18:16

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