Windows 10: Pinned excel/word start menu shortcuts not working

Discus and support Pinned excel/word start menu shortcuts not working in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; I have used the method described here https://www.thewindowsclub.com/pin-f...enu-windows-10 to add shortcuts to office docs to the start menu/tiles.... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by Coro123, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Coro123 Win User

    Pinned excel/word start menu shortcuts not working


    I have used the method described here https://www.thewindowsclub.com/pin-f...enu-windows-10 to add shortcuts to office docs to the start menu/tiles. The shortcuts appear immediately (no restart required) but they only open the program and not the actual document. Eg. Excel or Word will open blank but the document does not open.

    When I open the pinned shortcuts folder "C:\Users\......\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs", the shortcuts work correctly from there though.

    I have tried using the "Pin to Start" from the context menu with the actual document itself, and also with a shortcut file (create a shortcut first, then pin this shortcut to start).

    Restart makes no difference either (as was suggested on WindowsClub page above).

    So frustrating! Just upgraded from Windows 7 and was hoping this would be an easier process on Windows 10 *Rolleyes

    :)
     
    Coro123, Feb 15, 2019
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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, Feb 15, 2019
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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, Feb 15, 2019
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  4. GPM949 Win User

    Pinned excel/word start menu shortcuts not working

    How to pin shortcut to start menu.

    Your answer related to pinning apps to the start menu.

    The question was can you pin desktop shortcuts to the start menu, or to the apps list?
     
    GPM949, Feb 15, 2019
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