Adding a shortcut to "All Programs" with program

Uhh... Where does my program need to put it?

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#1 WolfCoder  Icon User is offline

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Adding a shortcut to "All Programs" with program

Post icon  Posted 15 December 2006 - 09:18 AM

I want to write my own specific, specialized, and customized installer/uninstaller program in C++. I already know how to have the program unpack itself into a directory and put a shortcut on the desktop, but I don't know where the "All Programs" shortcuts are located. I don't care if my program can register in the Add/Remove Programs list (because I'm putting an uninstaller shortcut next to the others).

Does anyone know where the All Programs shortcuts are stored?

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Re: Adding a shortcut to "All Programs" with program

Posted 15 December 2006 - 09:37 AM

for XP
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

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Re: Adding a shortcut to "All Programs" with program

Posted 15 December 2006 - 03:01 PM

A nice feature you might want to add is to give the user a choice. Like install this for everyone or current user only. If they chose current user then the all progams looks at

C:\Documents and settings\%username%\Start Menu\Programs.

Other wise it goes to where realNoName pointed out.
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Re: Adding a shortcut to "All Programs" with program

Posted 15 December 2006 - 05:36 PM

but if your users install on win 95 or 98 your gonna wanna check th os version within the program. that way you'll be able to install it to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs like realNoName said if it's XP, but if it's win 98 or 95 or 200o, i think it's just C:\windows\start menu\programs\ then from there you would make a a folder labeled with the name of the game.

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Re: Adding a shortcut to "All Programs" with program

Posted 15 December 2006 - 05:48 PM

Thats a good point. I think that's why you only get the option to choose who will see the program when installing it on a XP machine.
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