1. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       19 Oct 2016 #1

    Pin to Start


    Before the Anniversary Update I had added a registry key to add a Pin to Start option to the right click Context Menu to allow me to send individual files to the Start Menu. It worked great. After the update, the Pin to Start option disappeared from the Context Menu. The registry key is still there, but apparently not working. I even tried reinstalling it, but no change. I know there is a work-around and you can cut and paste a short-cut directly to the Start Menu folder, but that is a hassle. I'd like to get the Context Menu to work again if anyone can give me any help. Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2016
    Antioquia, Colombia
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Build 14393
       19 Oct 2016 #2

    CurlyQ said: View Post
    Before the Anniversary Update I had added a registry key to add a Pin to Start option to the right click Context Menu to allow me to send individual files to the Start Menu. It worked great. After the update, the Pin to Start option disappeared from the Context Menu. The registry key is still there, but apparently not working. I even tried reinstalling it, but no change. I know there is a work-around and you can cut and paste a short-cut directly to the Start Menu folder, but that is a hassle. I'd like to get the Context Menu to work again if anyone can give me any help. Thanks.
    I have exactly the same problem, and occurred after the same update, in my case I had the option to pin to Start Menu on right click, but that has gone, and if I try to drag and drop...nothing! I have spent all afternoon trying various options given on the internet, but none have worked. I hope that someone has a solution
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 815
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       19 Oct 2016 #3

    This Tutorial works fine for the Anniversary Update...
    Pin to Start - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 10
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Antioquia, Colombia
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Build 14393
       20 Oct 2016 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    This Tutorial works fine for the Anniversary Update...
    Pin to Start - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 10
    Thanks for the advise, unfortunately it hasn't worked for me, I installed and rebooted, but it still hasn't appeared.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,528
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       20 Oct 2016 #5

    Hello PhilCo, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    "Pin to Start" for files is not supported by that tutorial. It's only for the usual apps.

    I have read that after applying the methods on the Internet for adding "Pin to Start" for files, you'll have to create a shortcut of the file you want to pin first, then "Pin to Start" the shortcut. It's not very practical to me, but it'll do the trick. You might see if that may be the case after using the .reg file you had previously used for this.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       21 Oct 2016 #6

    Thanks, Brink... creating a shortcut works. Like you say, not practical, but better than cut and paste. Cheers
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,528
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       21 Oct 2016 #7

    You're most welcome.
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