How to rename the Start menu items in Windows 10

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If you are using Windows 10 and want to rename the applications in the Start menu, you must do the following. Programs are automatically added to the Start menu with the default name after installation. There are sometimes problems when searching for an application whose name is similar to that of another system application. For example, if you install the Google Chrome browser, it will appear as Google Chrome. If you want to rename it to Chrome or something else, you must do the following.

Rename Start menu items in Windows 10

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Sometimes Start menu shortcuts or items or applications do not have the name you remember and your search may not return the desired result. If you want to rename the applications in the Start menu to Windows 10, here is a simple tip. The only limitation is that you cannot rename pre-installed applications.

First open the Start menu and right-click the application you want to rename. For example, if you want to rename Chrome, right-click Google Chrome in the Start menu and select More > Open file path.

Alternatively, you can view hidden files and folders and navigate to this path:

C:ProgramDataDataMicrosoftWindowsStart menuPrograms

Here you will find all programs that are currently listed in the Start menu. You can rename any application. After entering the custom name, you can find a window like this –

Click the Next button to make the change anyway.

Note: You cannot rename preinstalled system applications such as calendars, calculators, cameras, etc. If you have a third-party application or if you have installed an external application, you can rename it using this tutorial.

I hope you find this little tip useful.

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