Windows 10: How to Move Desktop Icon to start Menu or create a tile.

Discus and support How to Move Desktop Icon to start Menu or create a tile. in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I'm totally befuddled. I have a program I run from a .exe that is in Programs(X86) file. I can put a shortcut on the Desktop. But the icon does not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by cfuglein, May 24, 2016.

  1. cfuglein Win User

    How to Move Desktop Icon to start Menu or create a tile.


    I'm totally befuddled. I have a program I run from a .exe that is in Programs(X86) file. I can put a shortcut on the Desktop. But the icon does not show in All Apps and I cannot figure out a way to a) get in the All Apps, and b) create a tile on the Start page.

    It seems to me that you could drag and drop, but that doesn't work. The above is just one issue - I'm trying to move ALL my taskbar items and desktop items to the Windows 10 tiles, and can see no easy way to do it, because I can't drag and drop. What am I missing here?

    Thanks,
    Carl

    :)
     
    cfuglein, May 24, 2016
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  2. JoyceZA Win User

    Lost windows cascade icons and tiles

    How can I recover my windows cascade icons and tiles on my task bar on desktop?

    [Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Desktop, Start, & personalization / Start Menu]
     
    JoyceZA, May 24, 2016
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Trying to pin 'Microsoft Edge' to taskbar

    Hi Alan, drag Edge from your Start menu onto the Desktop

    This will create a Desktop Shortcut, but will also leave the Tile on the Start Menu

    If you right click the Desktop Icon, can you then choose 'Pin to Taskbar'?
     
    DaveM121, May 24, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    How to Move Desktop Icon to start Menu or create a tile.

    Srange.
    Why can't you right click at the exe file in Programs(x86) > Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar ?


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    davidhk, May 24, 2016
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  5. cfuglein Win User
    Well that partially worked. The app showed up on the start page with the tiles (what IS that called anyway, the Start page?). However. it didn't show up under All Apps. How do I get it there?
     
    cfuglein, May 24, 2016
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  6. davidhk Win User
    What is the name of that "app" ?
    It may be under a different name.
    For example, IE11 is under W > Windows Accessories.
     
    davidhk, May 24, 2016
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  7. You will likely have to put a shortcut to the files in one of these two locations:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
     
    DeaconFrost, May 24, 2016
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  8. cfuglein Win User

    How to Move Desktop Icon to start Menu or create a tile.

    Neither one of them works. The shortcuts are in those folders, but do not show up on all apps
     
    cfuglein, May 24, 2016
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  9. davidhk Win User
    I'll repeat my question, in case you did not see my initial question post #4................
    What is the name of the app ?
     
    davidhk, May 25, 2016
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  10. extreme Win User
    I don't think you can manually add entries to the "Apps" list, only the start menu with a right click as described above.

    The entries in the list are created by Install/Setup programs with an API call.

    What you can do manually is described here:

    How to Organize and Add Shortcuts to the All Apps List on Windows 10

    Actually, this is one of my favorite newsletters!

    --Al--
     
    extreme, Aug 13, 2016
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  11. Steve C Win User
    You might be better off using Classic Shell. Configure it so mouse hover opens Classic Shell and mouse click opens Windows Start Menu hen you can choose which to use. Classic Shell allows the very flexible configuration of links and shortcuts you need.
     
    Steve C, Aug 13, 2016
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  12. Cliff S New Member
    I have even added my batch files to the apps list*Wink
    • You need to create a desktop shortcut for it first by "send to desktop".
    • Then cut & paste it into C:\Users\UserNameHere\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    • Open start menu and look on the list view, right click the icon(always make my own), and pin to start.
    • I then go to my batch files original location, and a 256x256 .png of my icon, and an XML .VisualElementsManifest to it, and now I have my custom tile for my batch file.

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    Cliff S, Apr 5, 2018
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