How many Start menu shortcuts you have in Windows 10

It's important to occasionally trim your Start menu so it remains tidy and clean. You might want to know how many shortcuts you have in your Windows 10 Start menu. If you have installed too many apps and tools, it can get cluttered and slow. Let's see how to retrieve this information quickly.


Windows 10 has a number of useful built-in PowerShell cmdlets. One of them allows you to calculate the number of shortcuts in the Start menu. Here is how it can be done.

  1. Open PowerShell. Windows 10 open PowerShell from the start menu
  2. In the opened window, paste or type the following command:
    Get-StartApps | measure

PowerShell command In the output, you will see a number which indicates the number of shortcuts in your Windows 10 Start menu. PowerShell start menu apps count

That's it. If you have a huge number of Start Menu shortcuts, probably it is a good idea to review the list of installed apps and remove the ones you don't use.

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  1. cyberpunkshadow

    Always interesting tips on here. Thanks!

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