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Windows 7: Windows 7 Start Menu dark pane

30 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Start Menu dark pane

How can I add files and folders to the navigation pane (on the right)?


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30 Jul 2010   #2

Dual boot - Windows 7 & Linux Mint 9

You can only add predefined menu items, you cant add custom folders.
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30 Jul 2010   #3


That sucks, there must be a way, rooted deep within the registery, some tiny digit that has to be altered enableing you to add things to the navigation pane
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30 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

After some looking, it appears epurple is right. Otherwise, I'd check out the customization part of the site. The guys over there know how to do stuff I never even dreamed of before.
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30 Jul 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jwest,

If you like, this will show you how to pin a folder to the left white side (Pin to area) of the Start Menu instead.

Hope this helps,
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30 Jul 2010   #6


Hello brink. I appreciate your advice, but it's still not what im looking for.

Useful nevertheless and I have implmented it, however I really want to 'pin' stuff to the navigation pane
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30 Jul 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello jwest.

It's no help, just a by-gone fact; this was possible in Vista, I used to 'play' around with it but with the addition of Library's that function has been lost.

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