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    Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to

    How to Pin or Unpin a Program to the Windows 7 Start Menu
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    How to Pin or Unpin a Program to the Windows 7 Start Menu

       Information
    This will show you how to pin or unpin a program of your choice to the Windows 7 Start Menu pin area to have a easy to access shortcut of it.
       Note
    The pinned items in the Start Menu are located in the hidden system folder:

    Code:
    C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu
       Warning
    It is best to pin the program from it's EXE file location instead of from a shortcut of the program. It is easier for a shortcut to be moved or deleted, causing the pinned program in the Start Menu to not work anymore.

    EXAMPLE: Pin to area of the Start Menu
    NOTE: This is the white left side of the Start Menu.
    Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to-large_icons.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    Pin a Program to the Start Menu


    1. Right click on the program exe file or shortcut that you want to pin to the Start Menu.
    NOTE: If you delete or move this program exe file or shortcut, the pinned program in the Start Menu will no longer work.

    2. Click on Pin to Start Menu. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: Sometimes you may need to press and hold the Shift key, then right click on the program exe file or shortcut to see the Pin to Start Menu option.
    Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to-pin_to.jpg





    OPTION TWO

    Unpin a Program from the Start Menu


    1. Right click on the pinned program in the Start Menu, and click on Unpin from Start Menu. (See screenshot below)
    Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to-unpin_pin_to_area.jpg
    OR

    2. Right click on the program exe file or shortcut, and click on Unpin from Start Menu. (See screenshot below)
    Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to-unpin.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn









  1. Posts : 80
    Windows 7 build 6956
       #1

    I just dragged the Computer to the StartMenu and realized that I can't take it off...anybody help? This problem come with build 6956...
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 71,551
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Natri,

    What options do you have when you right click on this Computer shortcut in the pin area?

    Shawn
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 80
    Windows 7 build 6956
       #3

    When right click on that:



    And when Shift+right click:


    The Libraries even worst
    Last edited by Brink; 20 Feb 2016 at 14:59. Reason: removed broken images
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 71,551
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Natri,

    Strange. I will have to do some research on this to see if I can find the registry location on this to manually remove them. I will get back with you if and when I find them.l
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 71,551
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ok Natri,

    I think I found something that may help you out with this. It will basically reset the Pin To area of the Start Menu back to default.


    If you cannot remove the shortcuts from the hidden folder C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Taskbar Pinned\StartMenu and after restarting the computer, then this below may help instead.

    Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 80
    Windows 7 build 6956
       #6

    Thank you very much, Shawn! Editing Regedit works fine...I also create a reg file if someone needs it
    Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to Attached Files
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 30,633
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #7

    Thanks for this Shawn,
    and to Natri, for the reg file,

    I had this problem on my previous 6956 install and did some quite extensive searching for an answer - this is the first solution to this problem, as far as I know, to emerge on the web.

    another first for the SevenForums
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 71,551
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're welcome guys.

    Thank you for the reg file Natri.

    Guess what the next new tutorial is going to be.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 27
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #9

    this


    can i put add/rem programs in this zone ?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to-add.jpg  
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