How do I add shortcuts above the start button? Solved

  1.    12 Jan 2017 #1

    How do I add shortcuts above the start button?


    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?

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       12 Jan 2017 #2

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

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  3.    12 Jan 2017 #3


    Thank you.
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