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       #91

    Spartan said:
    Thanks for that.
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       #92

    f14tomcat said:
    Thanks for that.
    NP. this is my current Start Menu for my Alienware laptop:

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       #93

    Does anyone know how to update and ensure that settings are retained? I can find pinned items in a folder in AppData but settings seems to point to:

    "C:\Program Files\Open-Shell\StartMenu.exe" -settings

    So I'm guessing that an update would overwrite them?

    I'd like to retain start button, pinned items, look including theme and effects.

    Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start)-openshell.jpg
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #94

    Callender said:
    Does anyone know how to update and ensure that settings are retained? I can find pinned items in a folder in AppData but settings seems to point to:

    "C:\Program Files\Open-Shell\StartMenu.exe" -settings

    So I'm guessing that an update would overwrite them?

    I'd like to retain start button, pinned items, look including theme and effects.

    Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start)-openshell.jpg
    Simpler than you think.

    1) just for sanity, in settings export them to the Desktop

    2) Exit Open Shell. Shift-Right click the menu button and Exit. Your method of getting that may vary depending on how you set the keys

    3) Install the .152.


    it will come back up normally, nothing else to do.
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       #95

    Callender said:
    Does anyone know how to update and ensure that settings are retained? I can find pinned items in a folder in AppData but settings seems to point to:

    "C:\Program Files\Open-Shell\StartMenu.exe" -settings

    So I'm guessing that an update would overwrite them?

    I'd like to retain start button, pinned items, look including theme and effects.

    Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start)-openshell.jpg

    I just installed it over the tope and none of my settings were changed. I also have my settings.xml file saved for easy importing if I format.

    BTW, how do I get that Safe Mode shortcut I see in your start menu?
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    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #96

    Okay I've backed everything up so hopefully it will go okay.

    @Spartan

    It's a shortcut to C:\Windows\Safe_Mode\Safe_Mode.vbs

    Add Safe Mode to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

    Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start)-safe_mode-shortcut.jpg

    So I just pinned the shortcut. It's also available in desktop context menu.


    Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start)-context-menu.jpg
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #97

    Word of caution..... don't just right click the context menu entry thinking you will be able to pin to Open Shell. It will take off and boot to Safe Mode!

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  8. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #98

    Okay it updated fine and retained settings and everything else. AV showed 16 pop-ups!

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  9. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #99

    f14tomcat said:
    Word of caution..... don't just right click the context menu entry thinking you will be able to pin to Open Shell. It will take off and boot to Safe Mode!
    True. You have to pin the shortcut and change the icon to one of your own choice.
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  10. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #100

    Actually I seem to have used a different tutorial for that shortcut.

    Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start)-safemode.jpg
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