Thanks Quaker. Good info. I went beyond ignoring the "Games" folder and located it on my hard drive. Windows created shortcuts are no longer there and my shortcuts are in its place, with sub-folders for each game.
I was finding it distracting having each game show up when I clicked on the Games folder and decided to make it useful rather than an empty folder I have to ignore. It's now close to how I had my Win XP programs organized; i.e. Games, Modelling, Music, Office, Utilities, etc.