Consider for a moment this situation. It references BlueStacks, but there might be other situations where this behavior is seen. - Windows 10.0.10041 running on Surface Pro 3 tablet machine. - Installed BlueStacks, signed in google play and download a few apps. Now, every android app installed in BlueStacks has its own icon listed under All Apps on the start menu. The only right-click option these icons have is "Pin to start" Questions. - Where are these actually stored? - How to remove them from the start menu? I thought I found the folder where the icons live, which happens to be a "My Apps" folder that BlueStacks added to Libraries. I cleared that out, rebooted, everything still on start menu. Maybe there's a cache of the start menu that I need to know how to force it to rebuild? Another possibly similar situation: one machine I encountered which had no "Administrative Tools" folder in start menu. It reappeared after a while, not sure what brought it back. In the meantime while it was missing, I installed RSAT, found and opened the folder in the filesystem, and pinned a bunch of the tools, and did a few reboots and other stuff. Now the folder is where it's supposed to be on the start menu. On previous OS, you could go to [various system/user locations]\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and modify the structure of the start menu from there. This method doesn't seem productive anymore. Anybody found a good way to edit the thing?