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Windows 7: pin folder to start menu

06 May 2009   #1
Caddish

Windows 7 x64 RC1
 
 
pin folder to start menu

Hi I was wondering if it is possible to have a folder pinned in the start menu behaving like the Getting Started icon, that is when I hover on the folder I want for example my game to show on the right


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07 May 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Caddish,

This will show you how to pin a folder to the Windows 7 Start menu.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 May 2009   #3
Caddish

Windows 7 x64 RC1
 
 

Thanks but this way the folder is only a link what I wish is that when I hover on the folder the content of the folder display on the left like in the attached thumbnail


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07 May 2009   #4
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

I don't think there is a way. It's one of my pet peeves with Windows 7. I have 4 "flyout" menus above programs and I miss them when I boot into Windows 7.
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07 May 2009   #5
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Caddish View Post
Thanks but this way the folder is only a link what I wish is that when I hover on the folder the content of the folder display on the left like in the attached thumbnail
Hello Caddish.

This feature monitors applications and...particular, compatible applications, for tasks and internal programs they can open.It is a new ,handy feature but it can only be used for apps, not folders.

The only thing you can do is have Windows Explorer pinned to taskbar which shows you the latest opened folders on the right pane.
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24 Oct 2009   #6
williamrd

Windows 7
 
 
Folders in Start menu to act like a menu

I agree! Why would Windows NOT allow you to place a folder on the start menu and also allow it to act like a menu (i.e. when you hover over it, the contents of that folder are displayed). In XP & Vista, I used this feature constantly to quickly drill down to files I needed to access. The altermative is to open up a Windows Explorer window. On the right side of the start menu (the black area) are folders that do this, what decides which folders appear there? Ugh! I used and relied on this feature so much that had I known, I probably would have just stayed with Vista. Please, can't one of you make a tweak? Where is Superman when we need him?!!!
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello William, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the free program Vista Start Menu to have fully customizable Start Menu in Windows 7 instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Oct 2014   #8
hannelius

windows 8.1 64
 
 

isn't it wonderful how microsoft made something so beautiful and kept it for themselves? and how others need to make the programs to do things that everyone would want? i've never been able to use the start menu for much of anything - would be nice, it's right there...

the all programs folder - just look at it, it's a mess...

the vista start menu program is way too much....
i'm thinking of going back to a menu program i used for '98 or something similar - it was tiny and small,
you could do anything you want with it...

five years later, people are still asking the same question...
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