How do I get the Start menu on Windows 8?

You can return to the Windows 8 Start screen from the desktop in one of two ways:

  1. Press Win-Shift .
  2. Press Win-c to access the Charms bar on the right side of the screen, and then click the Start icon.

How do you get to start menu?

You can press the Windows key on the keyboard or Ctrl + Esc keyboard shortcut to open the Start menu.

How do I access program files?

How to open Program Files folder

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Select This PC or Computer.
  3. Open the C: drive.
  4. Open the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folder.

Where is the program files in Windows?

Overview. In a standard Windows installation, the ‘Program Files’ directory will be at %SystemDrive%\Program Files (or the localized equivalent thereof), and the ‘Common Program Files’ (or the localized equivalent thereof) will be a subdirectory under ‘Program Files’.

How do I open Windows Start menu with keyboard?

Many keyboards have a Windows key which will bring up the start menu. The keyboard combination Ctrl+Esc also brings up this menu. The up and down arrow keys allow you to move through the menu items. Those items with a submenu are visually indicated with a small black triangle/arrowhead.

How to access ProgramData?

To view the “ProgramData” folder you will need to go to the Windows control panel, select “Appearance and Personalization”, and find the “folder options” dialog. (Windows 7 dialog shown here) Select the View Tab, make the changes shown above, and click OK. You should now be able to see and access the “ProgramData” folder.

Where to find ProgramData folder?

Select the Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives option and click Apply/OK. Navigate to C:\\Users. In that folder, you will see a folder named All Users with a Shortcut Arrow or padlock overlay icon. This is a Symbolic Link that points to the ProgramData folder.

What are the start menu programs?

The Start menu is a feature of the Windows operating system that provides quick access to programs, folders, and system settings. By default, the Start menu is located in the lower-left corner of the Windows desktop. In Windows 95 through Windows XP, the Start menu can be opened by clicking the “Start” button.