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  1.    02 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro 1511

    Start Menu


    Hello,
    After installing some new program, which is a replacement of an older program, I 'pinned' the new shortcut to 'Start', but cannot 'unpin' the old shortcut. Clicking on it doen nothing, and 'unpin from start' does not either, it just wont go.
    Tried to restart - it is just there. The folder of the old program was deleted.
    Need some help.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2.    02 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Gauteng, South Africa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1607 (14393.693)

    Look through these two folders and find your old shortcut:
    C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    When you find the shortcut copy it to your desktop and delete it from the folder. If all goes well delete the old shortcut from the desktop; if there's a problem copy it back where it came from.
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  3.    02 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro 1511
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    Unpin from "Start"


    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Russell View Post
    Look through these two folders and find your old shortcut:
    C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    When you find the shortcut copy it to your desktop and delete it from the folder. If all goes well delete the old shortcut from the desktop; if there's a problem copy it back where it came from.
    Hello and thanks,
    Found the shortcut as above, but this shortcut is the real one for the new program (and not on the desktop it is in "Start"), and it did not remove (unpin) from "Start".
    Will search more.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  4.    02 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Gauteng, South Africa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1607 (14393.693)

    Have you restarted since you installed the new version?
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  5.    02 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro 1511
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    Unpin from "Start"


    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Russell View Post
    Have you restarted since you installed the new version?
    Hello & thanks.
    Yes, several restarts. The "unpin' from "start" works on any other thumbnail, but only the one which has no program behind.
    Motim
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  6.    05 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10 Pro 1511
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    Hello,
    Following my previous posts about "cannot unpin from Start" (a dead shortcut), here is something that may be will give you some ideas how to solve the problem:
    While trying a new program, I first set "Timefreeze" to "on" tested the program (EasyCleaner version 2.0 by Toni Helenius, ToniArts. 100% Freeware), then by the way I clicked on "Start" and that dead shortcut was gone. I did nothing with the program in test.
    Then restarted the machine to remove this program, checked the "Start", and the dead shortcut was again there, tried again to 'unpin' it - no results. Right clicking on this 'block' opens 2 options, unpin (not working) and resize (working).
    I do not remember if I sent yoy a screenshot, so I'll attach it here.
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    Answers wiil be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  7.    05 Jan 2017 #7
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    Could you try reinstalling the old program and unpinning the icon before uninstalling the program.
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  8.    05 Jan 2017 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Could you try reinstalling the old program and unpinning the icon before uninstalling the program.
    Hello,
    Thanks for the answer.
    That program was a portable one, never installed, just unziped into a folder and sent the shortcut to "Start". Recently installed some other program and tried to unpin this from "Start", well, it refused to go away. The unziped folder was copied back where it was the first place, same results. What I wonder, why it was gone when "Timefreeze" was "on".
    Thanks again.
    Motim
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  9.    05 Jan 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    I found this by searching. I don't know if it will help but it may be worth reading. Windows 10 - cannot delete or unpin a tile from the Start Menu - Microsoft Community
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  10.    06 Jan 2017 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I found this by searching. I don't know if it will help but it may be worth reading. Windows 10 - cannot delete or unpin a tile from the Start Menu - Microsoft Community
    Hello and Thanks for the answer.
    I was reading everywhere, nothing brought any solution, than I looked into the .....\Application Shortcuts folder, and guess what : the folder is empty.
    I have a macrium image dated 9 Dec 2016 and Differential dated 28 Dec 2016, I do not want to use this option, but I'm afraid I'll have to.
    System is working fine (cross fingers), only will have to reinstall updated programs.
    Or, shell I leave it as is ?
    Thanks for answers
    Motim
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