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In order to add apps to the Windows 8 All Apps menu, you can add shortcuts to the "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" folder.

I have installed Windows 8 on a new D:\ partition, however, my All Apps menu is taking apps from the "Start Menu\Programs" folder on C:.

How can I change the reference to point to the folder on the correct D:\ partition, and how can I fix any other references like this that may point to the old partition?

(C:\ contains the old Windows 7 installation; I'm dual-booting.)

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If Windows 8 is on D:\, what exactly is on the C:\ drive? –  Bryan Denny Nov 2 '12 at 15:37
    
@BryanDenny the old Windows 7 installation. –  ACarter Nov 2 '12 at 15:37
    
Are you dual booting or are you single booting and left the data on the c:\? –  Bryan Denny Nov 2 '12 at 15:39
    
@Bryan dual booting. –  ACarter Nov 2 '12 at 15:39

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I've just worked out that the entire installation was corrupted.

I installed Win8 on a new partition called D:, however, my CD drive is also called D:. Presumably this led to the registry pointing to the wrong place.

Solution? Reinstall Windows 8.

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Laplink offers an expensive package for moving Windows 7 apps into Windows 8.

Alternatively, you could uninstall and reinstall your apps. I don't recommend dragging & dropping them onto D:\ as plenty of software configuration files will reference the old locations and break as a result.

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