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

15 Aug 2011   #30
spikens

Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Cool

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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}]
Cool. Now I can have fun tinkering with the registry manually...tinkering so to speak.

This is a cool forum btw. I've come away with several things. Now I'll have to make a new disk image since I've changed so many things, lol.


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15 Aug 2011   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Have fun mate.
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25 May 2012   #32
sryder32

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Doesn't work for me

Hello. I did the Merge routine and even restarted. but I do not see the Pin to Start menu when holding Shift and right-clicking on a folder. Any ideas?

Shelly
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25 May 2012   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shelly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I know this is silly, but did you use the Enable (step 1) REG file download? Have to ask.

I notice that you are using Enterprise. If you are part of a domain, then they may have policies in place preventing context menu additions.

Do you have the registry key at the location below added from the REG file? You'll have to scroll past the first set of file extensions.

Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Folder, Drive, and Library-regedit.jpg


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20 Aug 2012   #34
gpk9

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 

Doesn't seem to work on Win 7 Home Starter.
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20 Aug 2012   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello gpk9, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you press and hold Shift and right click on a folder or drive to see Pin to Start Menu?
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12 Sep 2012   #36
skwareone

win 7 home premium - 64bit
 
 

I was able to pin a folder to the Start Menu, but I was hoping to see a little arrow to the right that would show a list of all the stuff in the new pinned folder (like you colud do in XP). Any ideas on how to do that?
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12 Sep 2012   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello skwareone, and welcome to Seven Forums.

By default, Windows 7 doesn't support expandable folders to be added to the Start Menu.

However, you could use the free program Classic Shell to do so.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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