Windows 10: How can I pin a shortcut to a URL to the start menu in Windows 10?

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  1. How can I pin a shortcut to a URL to the start menu in Windows 10?


    Specifically desktop shortcuts made by a game launcher that link back to the launcher rather than to any .exe in the install. Particularly for expansion packs, and other dlc that have no specific .exe and therefore can only be launched from the game launchers url link shortcuts.Right clicking does not give the usual options including pin to start.

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    Keelbreaker_V, Nov 22, 2022
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  2. MDD0799 Win User

    How to pin shortcut to start menu.

    Sergiy Shklyar - You are a genius. This is the solution for pinning a non-executable to the Start Menu. Many thanks.
     
    MDD0799, Nov 22, 2022
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  3. How to pin shortcut to start menu.

    At first, you can create a shortcut in your Programs folder
    (in a hidden folder C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs). The shortcut appears in
    All apps list. Then you can pin it to Start menu / Taskbar as Mayank Gupta10 suggested.

    The common way is to create a shortcut on the Desktop.
    But the more elegant way is creating Custom toolbars.
     
    Sergiy Shklyar, Nov 22, 2022
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  4. How can I pin a shortcut to a URL to the start menu in Windows 10?

    How to pin shortcut to start menu.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, I understand that you would like to know how to pin short cut to start menu.

    I would suggest you to refer to the article given below if you are using Windows 7.

    Pin a program to the Start menu

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Pin-a-program-to-the-Start-menu

    And if you are using Windows 10 then I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.

    Pin apps to Start

    Pin the apps you use most often to the Start menu. Here's how:

    • Go to Start > All Apps.
    • Press and hold (or right-click) an app.
    • Select Pin to Start.




    Hope this helps. Please let us know the results. We will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Mayank Gupta10, Nov 22, 2022
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