Windows 10: include files from a certain directory in Start menu

Discus and support include files from a certain directory in Start menu in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hope this is the right place... searched and couldn't find answer. This is something I found really really useful in Windows 7: somehow I managed to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mrodent, May 6, 2016.

  1. mrodent Win User

    include files from a certain directory in Start menu


    Hope this is the right place... searched and couldn't find answer.

    This is something I found really really useful in Windows 7: somehow I managed to add a particular directory (not "My Documents", just a directory I chose) to the places where the Start menu goes looking for things... and so I have a document called "Notes.doc" in a directory called, for example, "Stuff".

    And when I pressed Start in W7 ... and then started typing "N", "O"... one of the choices which would come up would be that very file. Then I just had to select it with the arrow up and down keys, press Enter, and the file would be launched in Word.

    Is it possible to do this in W10? I am aware the Start functionality can be tweaked in various ways, but I haven't found a way to do this. The crucial thing is the minimal number key strokes (and obviously total avoidance of the mouse) to get a particular very commonly used file to launch...

    :)
     
    mrodent, May 6, 2016
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  2. disable the start menu search

    I either need to disable the start menu search or limit it not to show files in certain directories.

    also I need to remove the open file menu context menu option.

    windows 10 1703
     
    DarrellMilam, May 6, 2016
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  3. FordLadd Win User
    How to restore files from one computer's file history to another computer without changing the file history

    How may I restore files for Edge/IE11 Favorites and certain directories from File History for computer A to computer B without changing the backup files.

    I have two identical laptops running W10-64 Pro that I use File History to backup certain directories and the Users directory to different shares (directories) on a NAS file server on my network.

    When I try to use the restore file feature in W10 Backup on computer B to get files from backup for Computer A, I must first change my target drive on Computer B to the backup for Computer A, and then Windows starts to transfer prior backups for Computer
    B to backup for Computer A and does other things to mess up the back up for Computer A.

    I don't want to alter either backup, just extract certain directories (including Favorites) from one backup to another computer without changing any backup.
     
    FordLadd, May 6, 2016
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  4. essenbe Win User

    include files from a certain directory in Start menu

    essenbe, May 6, 2016
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  5. mrodent Win User
    thanks... can't see how to accomplish what I want that way...
     
    mrodent, Apr 4, 2018
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