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Windows 7: I need a "Send shortcut to Start Menu" function

22 Jun 2016   #1
DavidGP

Windows 10 Professional
 
 
I need a "Send shortcut to Start Menu" function

Hi @all,

I'd like to have shortcuts (not copies) of things that are selected in Windows Explorer sent to a folder in the SendTo menu. This way, I'd like to add the zillions of portable programs that I have to a new Windows installation's start menu. In other words, I'd need a "Send shortcut to Start Menu" function (but not "Pin to Start Menu").

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks for any ideas!


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22 Jun 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hi and welcome.

See if this tutorial will meet your needs.

Google Drive - Add to "Send To" Context Menu

Substitute Start Menu for Google Drive

Works
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22 Jun 2016   #3
DavidGP

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Hi pbcopter,

thanks -- but this sends copies, not links of the selected files to the target folder
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22 Jun 2016   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could create the shortcut first, where the program is stored, and then send the shortcut to the start menu.
Right click the program executable, and select Create shortcut.
Maybe not the most elegant but it works.
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22 Jun 2016   #5
DavidGP

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

True, that could be the solution (if nothing else comes up).
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22 Jun 2016   #6
DavidGP

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Ah! This seems to have been solved already here:
How To Duplicate "Desklink" Function for Another Folder

However a) I can't get it to work, and b) I don't understand why a junction is involved (should be needed) there
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22 Jun 2016   #7
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Good find.

The hold down the ALT key, then tap the CTRL key and while still holding the ALT key, right click on the program and select Sendto just sends a shortcut to the Start menu.

I'm looking at the rest to see if I can understand what they are doing with the Junction.
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24 Jun 2016   #8
DavidGP

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Actually, when right-clicking on an *.exe file in Windows Explorer, there is a menu entry "pin to start" available.

However, if I choose this, nothing happens. Meaning, the respective program does not turn up in the Windows 10 start menu.

What gives?
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24 Jun 2016   #9
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That works for me. Selecting Pin to start creates an entry on the start menu.
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25 Jun 2016   #10
DavidGP

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Thanks! Strangely, this also works on my notebook, but not on the desktop
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