'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start' items in Windows 10  

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #10

    Hello Art, :)

    Yes, opened in explorer or any program could cause an issue if it considers it in use.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #11

    ArtP said:
    Would such a program be Windows Explorer? Best to close all windows when deleting start menu icons?

    Art
    I really don't think it should matter. I would just unpin a File or Folder first, then delete it in file Explorer.
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       #12

    Cliff S said:
    I really don't think it should matter. I would just unpin a File or Folder first, then delete it in file Explorer.
    In my case, it was not for a deleted file or folder or one that I planned to delete. Anyway, I will adopt the rule not to unpin something that is active, even in windows explorer, and not to delete a program or file before unpinning it from the start menu if it was pinned manually. I assume that programs with installers and uninstallers will take care of this without a problem.
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #13

    ArtP said:
    In my case, it was not for a deleted file or folder or one that I planned to delete. Anyway, I will adopt the rule not to unpin something that is active, even in windows explorer, and not to delete a program or file before unpinning it from the start menu if it was pinned manually. I assume that programs with installers and uninstallers will take care of this without a problem.
    They sure do.
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       #14

    @Brink. Shawn, now that build 10586 has been out awhile, would you write a reg file for "Pin to Start" for files on the Context Menu? Pleeeease? :)
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #15

    HippsieGypsie said:
    @Brink. Shawn, now that build 10586 has been out awhile, would you write a reg file for "Pin to Start" for files on the Context Menu? Pleeeease? :)
    Hey Tony @HippsieGypsie,

    I haven't had any luck with pinning files to Start in Windows 10 yet, but I'll keep checking.
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       #16

    Brink said:
    Hey Tony @HippsieGypsie,

    I haven't had any luck with pinning files to Start in Windows 10 yet, but I'll keep checking.
    Thanks, Shawn. I really miss that bugger. Most used on the Start will have to do for now.
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  8. Entropy's Avatar
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       #17

    Canít pin to start a control panel shortcut


    Although I have added the Power Options shortcut to the start in a previous installation I canít add it now that I have reinstalled windows 10.
    The option to add it is missing!
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start' items in Windows 10-power.jpg
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  9. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #18

    Entropy said:
    Although I have added the Power Options shortcut to the start in a previous installation I canít add it now that I have reinstalled windows 10.
    The option to add it is missing!
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start' items in Windows 10-power.jpg
    You need to do it from the control panel

    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start' items in Windows 10-image-006.png
    Go to control panel, select Power Options


    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start' items in Windows 10-image-005.png
    right click, select pin to start


    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start' items in Windows 10-image-004.jpg
    Place it where you wish
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  10. Entropy's Avatar
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       #19

    Thanks! It did the job!
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