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Windows 7: pin folder to start menu


06 May 2009   #1

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
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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

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
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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

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

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
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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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