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.
  2. In the opened window, paste or type the following command:
    Get-StartApps | measure

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

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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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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