Windows 10: Win7 Start Menu: Why are text files dragged there not shortcuts?

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  1. Win7 Start Menu: Why are text files dragged there not shortcuts?


    I thought that when I dragged a file to the Start Menu it was essentially a shortcut. By Start Menu location I mean:C:\Users\ME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ProgramsThis is the "back side" of the Start Menu.Then I discovered that it was growing in size. Since when does a shortcut change size? When its an actual file. So I then realized I'd been backing up files on D drive when all my work was actually being done on C drive which I don't backup because I keep no personal files on there. So how does one drag a text file to the Start Menu as a shortcut? Of course I could cre

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    Bob Is Interested, Jan 25, 2023 at 12:47 PM
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  2. Edwin Win User

    Trying to drag a shortcut to a batch file onto my start menu

    Place the shortcut in your C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder, restart Explorer then Pin it to Start...


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  3. THX1138 Win User
    Trying to drag a shortcut to a batch file onto my start menu

    Thanks but unfortunately that still doesn't help. As you can see in this new screenshot, Windows doesn't allow me to drag from the recently added items list to the tiled area. It seems like it only allows shortcuts to .exe files but I want to put a shortcut to a batch file here.


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  4. THX1138 Win User

    Win7 Start Menu: Why are text files dragged there not shortcuts?

    Trying to drag a shortcut to a batch file onto my start menu

    I wanted to drag a shortcut to a batch file onto the tiled area of my start menu but I'm just getting a no-go/banned symbol. How do I overcome this? Thanks.


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