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Windows 7: Can I Pin a Folder to the Start Menu?

21 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can I Pin a Folder to the Start Menu?

Hello, I hope you are well.

With the additional of Jump Lists, I see a lot of potential for new things. Right now, I am hoping we can somehow pin a folder to the Start Menu. For example, after installing Microsoft Office, a folder is automatically created with applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Publisher. Is there any way I can pin that Microsoft Office folder to the Start Menu and maybe use Jump Lists or something like Jump Lists to list the applications?

Thanks!
Vic

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21 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can pin the individual applications just by right clicking on them and selecting Pin to Start menu. And take a look here - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8964-start-menu-pin-unpin-folder.html?
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21 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you for replying. I tried that but that only pins the folder, without the feature to see the files in the folder unless I click on the folder. What I am trying to achieve is seeing the files in the folder in a menu-type display (kind of how Jump Lists look like). Any thought on whether that is possible or not?

Thanks! And I apologize for all these questions. I got Windows 7 recently, have tried a lot of tweaking guides, but now am stuck on a few things. I hope I'm not being a bother (I'll be sure to help others in this forum once I get more used to Windows 7 - hopefully, but the release of the final version on October 22, 2009).

Vic
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21 Sep 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Vic,

You might be able to use the tutorial below to create a Jump List for the pinned folder to have it expand with a Jump List like that in the Start Menu as well.

Jumplist Launcher - Create Custom Jump Lists

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hello, Shawn, thanks for the recommendation.

Unfortunately, that program only creates Jump Lists that are displayed in the Task Bar. I'd like to create a Jump List (or I guess I can call it a "menu item of a folder") in the Start Menu.

Oh, and since you're an administrator, I should point out that in the links in the tutorial to the program aren't working. The person who created the program seems to have closed the site (or the site has been down since at least a few days ago, when I first saw it).

Thanks.
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21 Sep 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, I'm hoping that the site at that link will come back up before to long.

I'm not sure if it's possible to have a pinned folder in the Start Menu expand out to show it's contents. You can easily do so by pinning the folder on the taskbar instead.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
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