1.    07 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 13

    include files from a certain directory in Start menu

    Hope this is the right place... searched and couldn't find answer.

    This is something I found really really useful in Windows 7: somehow I managed to add a particular directory (not "My Documents", just a directory I chose) to the places where the Start menu goes looking for things... and so I have a document called "Notes.doc" in a directory called, for example, "Stuff".

    And when I pressed Start in W7 ... and then started typing "N", "O"... one of the choices which would come up would be that very file. Then I just had to select it with the arrow up and down keys, press Enter, and the file would be launched in Word.

    Is it possible to do this in W10? I am aware the Start functionality can be tweaked in various ways, but I haven't found a way to do this. The crucial thing is the minimal number key strokes (and obviously total avoidance of the mouse) to get a particular very commonly used file to launch...
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  2.    07 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,704
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    Try this and see if it is what you want https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    08 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 13
    Thread Starter

    thanks... can't see how to accomplish what I want that way...
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