Windows 10: How do I add shortcuts above the start button? Solved

  1.    12 Jan 2017 #1

    How do I add shortcuts above the start button?


    Folks,

    I'm now running 4 machines with Win10/64. I used a guide to personalize 3 of them...and have now lost it.

    When I press the start button (the 4 panel windows icon in the lower left corner), the default behavior is that four icons open up: power, settings, file explorer, and a symbol for the computer user. Also a larger pane opens to the right with all the most used software and then an alphabetical listing. As well, the tiles are visible.

    I'd like to add shortcuts to downloads and other folders to the list which has power, settings, file explorer and my computer icon. I've done it on 3 machines, but forgotten how.

    (Any pointers on correcting my terminology would be appreciated. )

    How do I do that?

    Thanks,
    Ken
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 2,029
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       12 Jan 2017 #2

    Try the following page in Settings -> Personalisation and select Start and go to "Choose which folders appear on Start":

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017-01-12.png 
Views:	0 
Size:	74.2 KB 
ID:	116789
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    12 Jan 2017 #3

    Perfect!!!

    Thank you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Whenever I press the start menu button at the bottom left corner, the menu does not pop up so I can not use any of my apps. Same with the volume button. Whenever I press it, the horizontal rectangle volume control does not appear so I have to right...
I just did a clean install on W10 and change my bios to UEFI (which it supports.) I'm having this intermittent problem with the Windows "Start" Button in the lower left. It just stops working - left clicking doesn't do anything, although...
We had a power outage earlier this week which shut down my PC. Upon restart, the 'normal' error screen that 'Windows encountered an error and didn't shutdown correctly' (Safe Mode screen) never appeared and it seemed to boot normally. Ever since,...
Windows Start Button Issues And Missing Edge Button in Windows Updates and Activation
All of a sudden the Windows Start Button turns brown (not blue) and when I left click on it something is said about having to sign out and a critical error. Clicking that button, which you have to do to get rid of the dialogue box, restarts the OS...
Folders in question --C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs --C:\Users\Rita\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs Right so, I have been trying to create application shortcuts in the "all apps" of the start menu. ...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums