How to Pin IE Shortcuts to Start Menu


  1. Posts : 1,492
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    How to Pin IE Shortcuts to Start Menu


    UPDATE: See Edwin's method in Post #4 for IE it is much easier than mine. But for other browsers use this method.

    Since you cannot just drag and drop a shortcut to a web site into the app menu the way I do it is to create a short cut on my desktop then copy it into the start menu:

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    You’ll need admin privileges to do this. Then open the start menu and put the mouse pointer on it, right click and select pin to start. If you want to do this for all users use this path:

    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    You can create a folder just for there shortcuts or just let them stand on their own. Be aware that if you ever delete the folder and or the shortcut then the pinned short(s) will cease to work.
    Last edited by SoFine409; 24 Dec 2015 at 11:55.
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    Why not go to it's location in the All Apps(Windows Accessories) right click on it and pin it to the start menu?
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  3. Posts : 1,492
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       #3

    Hi BunnyJ.
    I wanted a short cut to a specific web site (such as Win Ten Forums) and not just to a blank IE.
    Happy Holidays!
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    Thanks Edwin, definitly easier then my suggestion! Happy Holidays.
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    SoFine409 said:
    Thanks Edwin, definitly easier then my suggestion! Happy Holidays.
    Glad to hear you got it sorted out.. and happy holidays!!!
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    SoFine409 said:
    Thanks Edwin, definitly easier then my suggestion! Happy Holidays.
    Yes, but your suggestion is one of the best ways for other browsers!

    All the best Holiday Wishes to you as well. :)
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    Oh, good to know at least I got part of it right! I revised my initial post to reflect the change and thanks much for the info.
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