Windows 10: Unable to Pin Certain Programs to Start Menu

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  1. mandala Win User

    Unable to Pin Certain Programs to Start Menu


    I am unable to pin certain programs to the start menu. Please see the video below. I downloaded and installed a utility called FileTypesMan. When I attempt to pin it to the start menu, and then perform a search for it, it does not show up in the search results. Please advise. TIA.

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    :)
     
    mandala, Nov 21, 2018
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  2. 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 21, 2018
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  3. Can't pin programs to Start menu anymore?


    See if these steps help. Some of these steps might require a good amount of time to complete - consider it maintenance downtime.

     
    Slartybart, Nov 21, 2018
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    Nus Win User

    Unable to Pin Certain Programs to Start Menu

    Can't pin programs to Start menu anymore?


    Win 10 64bit Build 10162

    Not sure if I've done this in the course of hacking the registry but I can no longer pin anything to Start Menu by right clicking on an .exe in the File Explorer and choosing 'Pin to Start' from the context menu. I don't get an error message but nothing happens.

    Also, when I install a program it will create a folder in the Start Menu, as normal, but any shortcuts to an .exe are not shown, only links to the manual, notes, etc. However, the shortcuts to the .exe are actually being created in C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Any ideas?


    Edit:

    Turned on 'Most used' and can pin programs that appear on the list. However, not all programs used are appearing on list. It seems like only programs that were installed before this behaviour started are showing up.
     
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