Windows 10: How to Pin folder to start bar? Solved

  1.    06 Oct 2015 #1

    How to Pin folder to start bar?


    Hey guys,

    I am trying to pin a folder from my internal hard drive I use for storage to the start menu. I figured out how to pin the main folders(Documents, Pictures, Videos...) to the start bar but I can not figure out how to pin any other folders. Can anyone help?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 8,308
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Oct 2015 #2

    tac87 said: View Post
    Hey guys,

    I am trying to pin a folder from my internal hard drive I use for storage to the start menu. I figured out how to pin the main folders(Documents, Pictures, Videos...) to the start bar but I can not figure out how to pin any other folders. Can anyone help?

    Thanks
    I'm going to assume you are talking about the following:

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    You can't pin other folders there 'per se', but there is a work-around......

    which I will compile and show in the next post......
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 8,308
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Oct 2015 #3

    Change Target of Start Bar Folders


    You must be signed on as administrator and show hidden files and folders.

    Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places,
    the 9 items there are represented on the bottom of the Start Menu, above the Power button, with the exception of Settings.
    You can only change the 'Target' on 7 of the 9 items, (Homegroup and Network you can't)

    Right click on an appropriate folder and choose Properties, in the 'Shortcut' Tab of Properties change the 'target' to what you wish, click Apply, grant permission then click OK.
    You can rename the folder but the original folder name in Settings will remain the default
    Then choose the folder(s) to pin in Modern Settings.

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  4.    06 Oct 2015 #4

    Thanks Edwin,

    I will try this after I get home from work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    06 Oct 2015 #5

    Thanks Edwin,

    That did the trick!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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