Dec 15 2007

Pin Folders To Your Start Menu In Vista

 10 In Windows Vista you can Pin Programs to your Start Menu for faster access, Just right click the Program and choose Pin to Start Menu, But you can’t add folders the same way. In order to add folders you need to edit the Registry first.

Here’s How:

  1. First things first. Create a System Restore Point to backup the Registry.
  2. Click on the Start Orb and type Regedit in the Search Bar.
  3. Click Regedit at the top of the search results under programs.
  4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  5. Navigate to the following key.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershellexContextMenuHandlers.
  6. Right click ContextMenuHandlers and choose New > Key
  7. Right click New Key and choose Rename, rename the key to
    {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} and leave the Date value to Not Set.
  8. Close the editor.

Now when you right click a folder, you should see the ‘Pin to Start Menu’ option.

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  1. First things first. Create a System Restore Point to backup the Registry.
  2. Click on the Start Orb and type Regedit in the Search Bar.
  3. Click Regedit at the top of the search results under programs.

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  4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

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  5. Navigate to the following key.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershellexContextMenuHandlers.

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  6. Right click ContextMenuHandlers and choose New > Key

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  7. Right click New Key and choose Rename, rename the key to
    {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} and leave the Date value to Not Set.

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  8. Close the editor.

Now when you right click a folder, you should see the ‘Pin to Start Menu’ option.

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