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  1.    29 Feb 2016 #10
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    Hello Art,

    Yes, opened in explorer or any program could cause an issue if it considers it in use.
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  2.    29 Feb 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtP 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.    01 Mar 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S 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.    01 Mar 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtP 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.    13 Apr 2016 #14
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    @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.    13 Apr 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie 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.    13 Apr 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink 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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  8.    15 Jun 2017 #17
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    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
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  9.    15 Jun 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Entropy View Post
    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
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    You need to do it from the control panel

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    Go to control panel, select Power Options


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    right click, select pin to start


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    Place it where you wish
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  10.    15 Jun 2017 #19
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    Thanks! It did the job!
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