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       #20

    antikfilosov said:
    New install of Windows 10 pro x64 didnt work
    It is odd that "Pin to Start" is still missing even after a clean install of Windows 10.

    Are you using official Windows 10 installation media, and nothing that has been modified from an unofficial source?

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  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 (Now) / 10
       #21

    yes iso from Media Creation tool, completely official/original without any edit
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  3. Posts : 61,826
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       #22

    antikfilosov said:
    yes iso from Media Creation tool, completely official/original without any edit
    I must admit that I don't know why you would still be missing the "Pin to Start" context menu for apps, folders, and drives then.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 (Now) / 10
       #23

    that useless item only in exe files anyway ty for trying to help
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  5. Posts : 61,826
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       #24

    antikfilosov said:
    that useless item only in exe files anyway ty for trying to help
    One last thing to try is to download the .reg file for the exe item in the table in option 2 of the tutorial below to restore the default registry entries for it.

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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #25

    PinToStartMenuForSendTo.bat


    Windows doesn't support "Pin to Start" for .BAT,.CMD files. I prepared the following BAT script for the Send To context menu. This BAT file copies itself to the Send To folder, thus creating any file to click in the Send To context menu as a shortcut to the Start Menu\Programs.

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    
    :: Pin To Start (Limitless) for the "Send To" context menu (by PureOcean, 2021-06-12)
    :: This BAT file copies itself to the SendTo folder, thus creating any file to click in the Send To context menu as a shortcut to the Start Menu\Programs. Even .BAT/.CMD files that Windows doesn't support (That's why it was prepared).
    
    
    IF EXIST "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\%~nx0" (GOTO :PinToStart) ELSE (Copy "%~nx0" "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\%~nx0" /y > nul && Echo %~nx0 added to the "Send To" context menu. && pause > nul && exit /b)
    
    
    :PinToStart
    powershell "$s=(New-Object -COM WScript.Shell).CreateShortcut('%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\%~n1.lnk');$s.TargetPath='%~f1';$s.WorkingDirectory='%cd%';$s.Save()"
    Last edited by pureocean; 12 Jun 2021 at 14:35. Reason: Correction Code Tag
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  7. Posts : 37
    windows 10
       #26

    I would like to pin Internet Options and properties to the start menu. I created a shortcut for it but when I right click the shortcut there is no pin to start menu option. I also tried moving the short cut to the Programs files to see if that would work, but it didn't.

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  8. Posts : 61,826
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       #27

    Madrona said:
    I would like to pin Internet Options and properties to the start menu. I created a shortcut for it but when I right click the shortcut there is no pin to start menu option. I also tried moving the short cut to the Programs files to see if that would work, but it didn't.
    Hello Madrona,

    It depends on the location you used to create the shortcut with if there's a "Pin to Start' option available in the context menu.

    These below will allow you to "Pin to Start". Be sure to change the shortcut icon to what you want before pinning to Start.

    control inetcpl.cpl

    and

    Internet Options Shortcut - Create | Tutorials
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  9. Posts : 37
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       #28

    Brink said:
    Hello Madrona,

    It depends on the location you used to create the shortcut with if there's a "Pin to Start' option available in the context menu.

    These below will allow you to "Pin to Start". Be sure to change the shortcut icon to what you want before pinning to Start.

    control inetcpl.cpl

    and

    Internet Options Shortcut - Create | Tutorials
    Thank you so much.

    I was using this: %windir%\system32\inetcpl.cpl It made the shortcut, but it wasn't bringing up the 'pin to start menu' option. I found it here: Create Internet Options Shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop

    Pasting in: control inetcpl.cpl instead gave the 'pin to start' option. I tried My Documents location and the desktop location, and it worked from both. However, it seems to only offer one icon image choice.
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  10. Posts : 61,826
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       #29

    Madrona said:
    Thank you so much.

    I was using this instead. It made the shortcut, but it wasn't bringing up the 'pin to start menu' option. %windir%\system32\inetcpl.cpl I found it here: Create Internet Options Shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop

    Pasting in: control inetcpl.cpl instead gave the 'pin to start' option. I tried My Documents location and the desktop location, and it worked from both. However, it seems to only offer one icon image choice.
    Great news.

    You can use any icon you like though for a shortcut like below. Most of the system icons are located in the C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll and C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll files to select from at step 3.

    Change Icon of Shortcut in Windows 10
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