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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-02-29 #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. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,898
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2016-02-29 #11

    ArtP said: View Post
    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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  3. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       2016-03-01 #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    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. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,898
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2016-03-01 #13

    ArtP said: View Post
    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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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,763
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       2016-04-13 #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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-04-13 #15

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    @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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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,763
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       2016-04-13 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    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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