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How To Rename Items In Win+X Quick Link Menu


During the development of the Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft decided to Introduce a new feature named Win+X Quick Link Menu, that contains shortcuts to a number of administrative tools and system functions. However, If you want to rename an Item as you'd normally do with files and folders, the option Is not available via the right-click of the mouse. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to rename Items In the Win+X Quick Link Menu.


Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. When you press the Windows logo + X keys simultaneously on your keyboard, or right-click the Start button, the Win+X Quick Link Menu will appear as shown below.



As opposed to Individually navigating to each setting, everything Is available at your fingertips. Whatever the reason may be, If you want to rename a few entries, the option does not exist In the right-click context menu.

Rest assured, I will demonstrate how to rename any Item In the Win+X Quick Link Menu, with Incredible ease- natively within Windows without the aid of third-party tools. So let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to File Explorer and In the address bar, enter the following command.
%LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX 

When your entry looks similar to mine, hit the Enter key on your keyboard.


Step Two:

Next, you will see a few folders named Group1, Group2 and Group3 as shown below. These contain every Item (shortcut) pertaining to the Win+X Quick Link Menu.


Step Three:

Select the Item/shortcut that you wish to rename. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will rename Control Panel, starting off by right-clicking It and selecting Properties.


Step Four:

Now In the Comment Input field, enter the new name of your Item/shortcut. In my case, I will rename Control Panel to Windows 10 Tips Control Panel. When you've applied yours, click OK to finalize the process.


Step Five:

For the change to take effect, you need to restart File Explorer. The easiest way to do this, Is to open Task Manager. select Windows Explorer and then hit the Restart button.


Last Step:

I've now opened the Win+X Quick Link Menu, and as you can see, my Control Panel shortcut has been renamed to Windows 10 Tips Control Panel. Perfect!


Final Thoughts:

This may seem like a somewhat lengthy process, but once you've applied yourself, you'll find that the entire process only takes a few minutes or so. As per Step Two above, If you can't find the Item that you're after, just remember to look In every folder that contains the name Group.



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