Can't add shortcuts to start menu

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  1. Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1 Pro & Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    The left side that is missing is the same as the Start Menu Tiles. Because it has a new interface, instead of a list on the left you have the Start Menu that serves the same functionality. You can pin folders and apps, but you can't pin files like .txt and the like.
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  2. Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Edu
       #12

    So Brink, what you are saying in short is...
    1. Drop shortcuts into the roaming folder
    %appdata%\Microsoft\WIndows\Start Menu\Programs
    This allows the item to appear in the "All Apps" menu, from which you can
    2. drag it from the list to anywhere on the start menu.

    Also, if you add a shortcut to that very same directory, it makes it easier to find on a regular basis, along with all your other newly pinned shortcuts.

    Thank you, I think I hear angels singing.
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    Last edited by SOHO1; 03 Feb 2016 at 00:45.
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  3. Posts : 62,332
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #13

    That's another option. Yes. :)
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  4. Posts : 1
    10
       #14

    Thanks for the roaming folder tip. I noticed that the shortcuts that have a keyboard hotkey associated aren't working. For instance, I placed a shortcut for scrnsave.scn in the roaming folder, assigned a shortcut in it's properties, but the shortcut doesn't work. It used to work so something changed.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Professional
       #15

    Adding Shortcut to Start Menu - Windows 10 Professional


    cristi2k said:
    Ok i got it . The thing is i was searching on google and , there were many tutorials , so i didn't get it at first why is not working for me . The thing is that the tutorials were from earlier builds i think , and in the final build this was not an option anymore . Ok i ll just have to deal with the blank space there :) . Thanks for help
    I wanted to add a shortcut link to Control Panel because I'm more familar with Windows 7 Professional, and I recently switched to Windows 10 Professional. After finding Control Panel the hard way, I right-clicked on the icon in the address bar, dragging to my desktop. When I released, I selected create shortcut. I pressed [F2] to edit the link name to simply "Control Panel". Next I right-clicked on the new shortcut and selected "pin to start menu". After a few moments the shortcut appeared in the start menu. Then I just moved it where I wanted it. The shortcut on the desktop can be deleted when you're done. I hope this helps.
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