Pinning to Start Menu very buggy

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  1. Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
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    Pinning to Start Menu very buggy


    Hey all,

    I'm surprised that such an obvious bug is still present till now in Win10, at least in my case. For some reason, pinning a Desktop shortcut to the Start Menu (right-clicking on it -> Pin to Start Menu) for the first time after (re)booting Windows works normally, but if you unpin it and want to pin it again to the Start Menu, it won't appear there again. You'd have to reboot Windows and pin it again to make it appear.

    This seems to only happen with pinning Desktop icons of Third party apps (in my case RealTemp for example).

    Is this happening to others as well?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,895
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Ideally it should not be necessary even to do that, as, having installed the desktop program and assuming you allowed it to create start menu shortcuts, they would already appear in the Start Menu.

    I've just tried it, and can unpin and repin freely - it appears as a tile in Win 10's start menu.
    The context menu entry 'Pin to Start' changes to 'Unpin... if the shortcut is already pinned.
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  3. Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Ideally it should not be necessary even to do that, as, having installed the desktop program and assuming you allowed it to create start menu shortcuts, they would already appear in the Start Menu.
    The thing is, there are portable apps that don't install (such as RealTemp). Nevertheless, an option should work no matter how many times you choose it. It's very weird that one should reboot Windows to apply such a simple task.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,895
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Ok.. I've just tried it, and can unpin and repin freely - it appears as a tile in Win 10's start menu.
    The context menu entry 'Pin to Start' changes to 'Unpin...' if the shortcut is already pinned.
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  5. Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    Ok.. I've just tried it, and can unpin and repin freely - it appears as a tile in Win 10's start menu.
    The context menu entry 'Pin to Start' changes to 'Unpin...' if the shortcut is already pinned.
    Thanks for trying it out. Was that done with a RealTemp icon on the Desktop?
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,895
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    No, I don't have that- I just copied a shortcut from my Classic Shell start menu onto the desktop and used that.

    However, I just used a different exe and copied that to the desktop, created a shortcut, and as you say, can't see it after attempting to repin it on the start menu.
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  7. Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    No, I don't have that- I just copied a shortcut from my Classic Shell start menu onto the desktop and used that.

    However, I just used a different exe and copied that to the desktop, created a shortcut, and as you say, can't see it after attempting to repin it on the start menu.
    I think it doesn't work for apps that aren't listed in the Start Menu list. Also, it seems that the number of times you unpin and repin is random until it doesn't work anymore. Just tried it with another app and the first 2 repins worked normally, after that not anymore.

    What gives?
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,895
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Suggest you report this via Feedback and/or MS's technet web site, stating your Windows build, whether you're running as admin or not, the location of the file etc.

    It's not dependent on whether the exe and shortcut is in a USER folder - I just tried with those on a completely different disk.
    Once again, am glad I use Classic Shell.
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  9. Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    Suggest you report this via Feedback and/or MS's technet web site, stating your Windows build, whether you're running as admin or not, the location of the file etc.

    It's not dependent on whether the exe and shortcut is in a USER folder - I just tried with those on a completely different disk.
    Once again, am glad I use Classic Shell.
    Just did through the Feedback Hub. Is there anyway I can go into the English Feedback Hub? I have the Dutch version of WIndows 10.
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  10. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
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    You can't pin portable apps to start.

    You can't find portable apps with search.

    All you can do is make a shortcut and stick it in C:\Users\<whatever>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (or put it in %programdata% for everyone)

    This is a rubbish change in Windows 10 I've already reported. Windows 7 and 8 did not work the same.
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