Pin Folders to the Start Menu

By | March 14, 2011
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This tip is for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

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 a right-click menu item “Pin to Start Menu” so you can right-click any folder and add it to the start menu.

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_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
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.

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