The Common Start Menu is a version of the All Programs that is displayed to every user of the computer.
On Windows XP the Common Start Menu folder used to be stored in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
Windows 7 has changed this location – C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
You can Access the Start menu location by browsing to the above path, or by
- Clicking Start,
- Right Clicking, “All Programs”
- Choosing “Open All Users”
Reviewed on 17/02/2015