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Windows 7: Unable To Pin To Start Menu

24 Feb 2012   #11
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Paul,

In that case, you might see if using the tutorial below to reset the Start Menu pin to area to see if you may be able to pin programs to the Start Menu again afterwards. This will clear all items pinned to the Start Menu though.

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area
Unfortunately that did not work either!

Navigated to where the file should be (saw link elsewhere on the forum), and the file called 'StartMenu' is not there!


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24 Feb 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Paul,

Just to be sure, it's located in the hidden system folder below. If the "Start Menu" folder is not in the "User Pinned" folder, then the next time you pin something to the Start Menu the "Start Menu" folder is normally recreated automatically.

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

I also do not see anything in your SFC log that would affect pinning to the Start Menu.

If you have a restore point available, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before your Start Menu pinned items went awol on you to hopefully fix and restore them.
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24 Feb 2012   #13
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Paul,

Just to be sure, it's located in the hidden system folder below. If the "Start Menu" folder is not in the "User Pinned" folder, then the next time you pin something to the Start Menu the "Start Menu" folder is normally recreated automatically.

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

That seems to have fixed it.

I pinned something now and it is fine!!!!

Thanks to all for your help.
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24 Feb 2012   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Paul. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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25 Feb 2012   #15
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome Paul. I'm glad that we were able to help.
Thanks again.

I am just about to post in the Network & Sharing forum f or some advice, maybe you can help.
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04 Apr 2013   #16
MightyDrake

Win 7 64 Pro SP1
 
 

I tried the .reg file. Ran sfc /scannow. I tried dropping a shortcut in the User Pinned\Startmenu folder. None of those worked. Dragging onto the Start button is ignored. (I am running Actual Multiple Monitors, which might be blocking that action.)

But, I did find a workaround for this that might help some people.

What I found I was allowed to do was drag an item from the recently-run list up into the pin list. Once up there, I could right-click and edit the properties to point it at the program I wanted. I found the easiest way to get the info in there was to create a regular shortcut to the program, open the properties to that, and then Copy&Paste from one property box to the other.

It's not ideal. I know that there's something subtly broken. But, I don't see anything important going wrong, yet. So, I'm living with it. And that makes this a workaround, not a recommended fix.

And, hopefully someone in a similar position will find this useful.

Drake Christensen
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