Pin a folder to the start menu

By | August 24, 2011
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Usually you can add an application to the pin menu by simply right clicking on the application, and clicking “Pin to Start Menu”. But if you want to add a folder to the start menu, you have to drag it there.

We’re going to show you how to add the right-click “Pin to Start Menu” work for folders too. This tip requires editing your Windows Registry. We highly recommend you create a system restore point before proceeding.

1. Press the Windows Key + R (this opens the Run command)
2. Enter Regedit.exe and press Enter, or click OK.
3. Browse to the following location: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershellexContextMenuHandlers
4. Create a new key called {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} with no value.
5. Close the Registry Editor

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That’s it. You’re done. You will have to reboot your computer before you have the option to pin folders to the start menu. If for some reason you don’t want the “Pin to start menu” option for folders, just delete the key you created.

In case you haven’t figured this out yet – this tip is for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

3 thoughts on “Pin a folder to the start menu

  1. Ken Roberts

    For me it would be like the guy who multiplied ten by 74 and divided by 1 and 2/32 and added 12 and then found the square root of 1/34 of the answer and added the hypotenuse of the left triangle and then divided by 17 and 34/78. and multiplied by 6.28 X ten to the 18th power, the answer would probably be wrong , and I would have the registry so messed up even TC could not fix it. I pass .

  2. Anita Morris

    Not worth the effort and I would probably mess up tne registry.

  3. Thea Sheriff

    Would there be any advantage in doing this over just putting the folder (or whatever) on the desktop?


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