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Windows 7: Manipulation of items pinned to Start Menu

10 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to backup and restore items pinned to Start Menu

I want to be able to backup, and to quickly restore, the items I have pinned to the Start Menu after I restore an image to my c: drive, but it's escaping me how to do it.

Windows stores the shortcuts here:
C:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu", but merely pasting shortcuts there doesn't make them appear in the Start Menu.

I know the favorites in this registry key is involved:
hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\startpage
but what do the other things there do? I don't want to restore the whole key when all I need is favorites and also restoring the other things in the key might do something I don't want.

What's the best way to handle backing up and restoring the items pinned to my Start Menu?

Thanks.


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31 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure if you've found this yet. If so, maybe it will help someone else. But I just found this site:

Backup and Restore Your Pinned Taskbar Items in Windows 7

Good Luck.
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31 Dec 2010   #3

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Surely if you restore an image the pinned items will be restored with it.
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