Windows 10: Problem with pinning items to start menu in win10
Problem with pinning items to start menu in win10
Lately Windows has started behaving really odd in the way it deals with pinning. It was fine when I first set up win10 but now it doesn't work properly.
I want to see if I can resolve this as I really don't feel like wiping and installing everything again.
The issue is that when I now pin anything to the start menu it creates a folder on the desktop called "Programs" and it places a shortcut to the item in there. If I delete the folder it removes the pinned start menu item.
It never used to behave like this. When I pinned something to the start menu it didn't have to create a desktop folder to place it in. It's very strange.
Anyone know why it's doing this?
The correct place for that Programs folder is:
If for some reason that location is inaccessible a folder on the desktop would seem to be the 'backup plan'.
First, try restarting your PC (not shutdown, do a proper restart). Still happens? Then try logging in with a different account, it may be a problem with just this one user profile.
Cheers mate. I checked and the programs folder was missing. I pinned an item to the start, it created a programs folder on the desktop, then I moved that program folder to the location you mentioned and tried pinning another app and it went to the correct folder now and didn't create a new desktop folder. Awesome
I remember now that I must have moved that folder and forgot to replace it when I was troubleshooting an issue I had a few days ago when my start menu suddenly went blank.
The space to the right where the app icons go was even missing. I managed to get it functioning again but lost the custom apps I had pinned. So it was in that process that I moved the "programs" folder and forgot to put it back when I was done troubleshooting.
Glad to have helped, looks like it was an easy fix.
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...
I posted this on the MS support forum
Received this reply..
wonderded if it was a known solution or not.....
Go to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
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