Simple Steps to Pin Any Folder to Start Menu on Windows 7 PC
Pinning any item to the Start Menu helps in accessing that particular program or folder in just a single step and click. You do not have to go deep down the particular section to pull out that particular folder or any other item.
Windows 7 allows you to pin a program to the Start Menu, so that the next time you want to access that particular stuff, you don’t have to scroll through the particular section. In short, it lets you access things in just one step. However, it does not allow the user to pin the folders to it, which can definitely be disappointing for many users. Still, a simple registry hack can help you pin folders to the Start Menu in Windows 7.
Here are the steps to pin any folder to the Start Menu in Windows 7 PC:
- Hit Win+R to launch registry Editor.
- Next, type in the ‘regedit’ and hit Enter.
- Now, move on to this location: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers
- Right-click on the space available in the right panel, then select New and key, to create a new key name.
- Now, go to the folder that you want to pin on top of the Start Menu.
- Press the ‘Shift+Key’ and ‘right-click’ on the folder and select the newly added ‘Pin to Start Menu’ option from the list of commands.
- Now, the folder appears on top of the Start Menu.
Now, since the command is created to pin the folder on Start Menu, you will not face any issue while pinning any other folder. So, pin any folder on the Start Menu and ease your access to that folder by just opening it directly from the Start Menu.