Windows 10: How to Pin IE Shortcuts to Start Menu Solved

  1.    24 Dec 2015 #1

    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 12:55.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 Dec 2015 #2

    Why not go to it's location in the All Apps(Windows Accessories) right click on it and pin it to the start menu?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Dec 2015 #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!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Dec 2015 #4

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000047.png 
Views:	7 
Size:	638.9 KB 
ID:	55200
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    24 Dec 2015 #5

    Thanks Edwin, definitly easier then my suggestion! Happy Holidays.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    24 Dec 2015 #6

    SoFine409 said: View Post
    Thanks Edwin, definitly easier then my suggestion! Happy Holidays.
    Glad to hear you got it sorted out.. and happy holidays!!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    24 Dec 2015 #7

    SoFine409 said: View Post
    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. :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    24 Dec 2015 #8

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
I can't pin shortcuts to start menu , i tried drag and drop , but it won't let me. I also don't have a "Start Menu' tab in taskbar properties. 2727527276
Hi. Back in 7, my start menu had stuff pinned to it. I could click, say, Visual Studio and a submenu would slide out with recently opened projects on it so I could not only open it, but open a specific project. I pinned VS to my Start Menu, but...
I did an upgrade from win 7 to 10. Some glitches, but nothing I can handle. But i didn't like when u pin down a short cut on the start menu, it went to right. I want some program to pin down on the leftside, like win7. Is't possible to do that on...
I am at my wits end with this issue: I started to populate my start menu with shortcuts (tiles) for things like google finance, flagler live news, etc..all websites by hitting "pin to start" in the new edge browser. I have now made Opera my...
Pin shortcuts to Start Menu in General Support
What am I missing here? I can pin exe's with a right click but trying to do this with a desktop shortcut does nothing. If it is not allowed, why does the context menu have 'Pin to start' in it? Just wondering.
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 06:08.
Find Us