Windows 10: Folder to Start Menu Question

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Folder to Start Menu Question

    I am trying to move a folder/directory to Start Menu, but when I drag it onto the start menu, it just shows red circle with line through it... How do I add folders to start menu left side?
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    This is the way I do it, but there are probably easier ways to do it. Open the folder that you want then go to the address bar and highlight the address and then copy the address. After that you can close the folder and go to the desktop and right click anywhere and scroll down to new and add shortcut. Paste your folder address there and create a desktop shortcut. Then right click on your desktop shortcut and choose add to start menu. Then you can delete the desktop shortcut. I have done this so many times that it is much easier to do than to describe, just a few mouse clicks.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    That didn't work for me
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    At what point did it fail? This works every time in Windows 10 and has worked for me since Windows 8.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    This is the way I do it;
    1. Move your cursor to the address bar of the website that you are on
    2. Left click on the address to highlight the entire address
    3. Right click and copy the address
    4. Minimize the screen
    5.Anywhere on your desktop, just right click the mouse and you will see a little menu
    6. Go down to new, choose shortcut
    7. Where it says type the location of item then you paste what you just copied and hit next
    8. In the next screen label your shortcut and then hit finish
    9. After you have the shortcut on your desktop, move your cursor to the shortcut and right click on the shortcut
    10. Select PIN TO START MENU
    11. Delete shortcut if you so desire

    It is foolproof and works every time on every computer.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    This method work for me on folders.

    Doesn't work for internet shortcuts; there is no Pin to Start option on the context menu.
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7

    I have a folder on desktop that has Program Shortcuts in it. I want to create link to that folder in start menu so I can easily select programs...
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8

    Skeet1983 said: View Post
    I have a folder on desktop that has Program Shortcuts in it. I want to create link to that folder in start menu so I can easily select programs...

    Try the method that I have outlined, it should work for you.
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