Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu

  1. Posts : 16

    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu


    I used to have a "New Document" and "Open Documents" shortcut in my Windows 10 folder. I can't remember where I found the info on how to do that again and I needed to format my hard drive recently.

    Is there a way to add the New Document and Open Documents shortcuts that I have on my desktop to the start menu? I tried right clicking them, but you can add to the start menu or pin them to the taskbar.

    Any help would be appreciated.
      My Computer

  2. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,517
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928

    They are normally in Start menu, Microsoft Office group. I have never seen a procedure for creating them manually but you could try copying the ones you already have to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office.

    They are installed by Office and, for Office 2007 at least, they are a specific item in the installation choices.
    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu-06-office-shared-features-1.png
    Choose the bottom item [the line below the one selected]

    Use one of these methods to modify** your Office installation [the entire procedure will take less than 30 seconds] -
    1 Control panel, Programs & features, Microsoft Office, Change
    2 Settings, Apps, Microsoft Office, Modify
    3 Run Office installation's setup.exe and choose Modify

    ** You should choose Modify not Repair. Repair is inappropriate & will not do what you need.

    Last edited by Try3; 17 Dec 2018 at 06:01.
      My Computer

  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,094
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, this free program may help:
    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu-1.jpg

    Of course you could repair Office.. a bit long-winded though.

    Note: this now appears to be part of their Right Click Enhancer program:
    Download Right Click Enhancer - MajorGeeks
    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu-1.jpg
      My Computers


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:39.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums