Windows 10: Semi Pin to left side of Start Menu Achieved

  1.    16 Sep 2015 #1

    Pin to left side of Start Menu Achieved

    1) Browse to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places
    2) Rename one of the existing folders there to what folder you want it to be
    3) Right-click > Properties to said folder and set new destination folder address
    4) Go to Settings App > Personalization > Start > Choose Which Folders Appear on Start
    5) Select Original Folder Name (i.e. Pictures) that you corresponded to new location

    Result will be:

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    Now if someone can figure out how to add new titles to the settings app screen, we can do this without replacing the original folders... will test with a .exe file and post results shortly.


    .exe files do work:

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    This will allow for 9 (because settings isn't possible to change) programs/folders to be pinned to the left pane of the start menu. I am working on figuring out how to modify the icons....
    Last edited by dacrone; 16 Sep 2015 at 16:47.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    01 Feb 2016 #2


    Ok, so it looks like I have found out where the icons are... I believe. If someone would like to use resource hacker or another program to modify them and see what the results are, I would appreciate it.
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    The notepad with the locations is the desktop.ini file in:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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