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Windows 7: Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Folder, Drive, and Library

30 Jul 2011   #20
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi All

Is it possible to have a pinned folder in the start menu act like a menu with an arrow to whats inside the folder like notepad/media player etc.

Thankyou

Danny


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30 Jul 2011   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Danny,

Not that I know of without using a 3rd party program like the free Start Menu 7 or Classic Shell.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jul 2011   #22
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn thought it was a long shot

Danny
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30 Jul 2011   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Danny.
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15 Aug 2011   #24
spikens

Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Huh?

Windows 7 already lets you pin/unpin folders by default-simply drag n drop onto the start button, no reg hack needed.

At least mine does. I have Home Premium. Don't the others have it too?
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15 Aug 2011   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Spikens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial is just to be able to add the "Pin to Start Menu" and "Unpin from Start Menu" option to the right click context menu of all folders to be able to pin the folder using that option as well. That's all.
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15 Aug 2011   #26
spikens

Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Haha

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Spikens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial is just to be able to add the "Pin to Start Menu" and "Unpin from Start Menu" option to the right click context menu of all folders to be able to pin the folder using that option as well. That's all.
Haha. Boy, I missed that part didn't I.
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15 Aug 2011   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, no problem mate.
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15 Aug 2011   #28
spikens

Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Brink-

I'm wondering if the manual reg hack here can be used to do this manually on my Home Premium32bit.

Start Menu - Pin Folder To - Vista Forums


I'm thinking YES.
Do you know?
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15 Aug 2011   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Spikens,

Yes, it will work just as well in Windows 7 as Vista. They do the same thing at the end, but the only difference it this:

REG files from here adds this:
(part in red was added to make it easier to know what it was for versus below)
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\Pin to Start Menu]
@="{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}"

Manually there adds this:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}]
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