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Windows 7: What items can be pinned to start menu?

15 Dec 2009   #1
tcman47

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
What items can be pinned to start menu?

I know about right clicking on program shortcuts and then selecting "pin to start menu" option but can one pin things like documents folder, temp folder on hard drive, control panel, windows update etc?

thanx
TC


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TC,

By default you cannot pin folders to the Start Menu, but th tutorial below will show you how to be able to.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...in-folder.html

Unfortunately, you cannot pin files like documents to the Start Menu like that. They are part of Recent Items instead.

For the others, this may help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...n-taskbar.html

and

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not sure about the other items, but documents and control panel can be placed on the right side of the menu if enabled in Taskbar and Start Properties>Start Menu tab>Customize button.

Start Menu - Customize
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15 Dec 2009   #4
tcman47

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Arrrrgh!, my head hurts!

When I get time I will try to figure all this out.

thanx
TC
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15 Dec 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, I hear you. Just let us know if you have any questions.
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