Windows 10: add any shortcut to the start menu

Some files dont have the option to pin to start. You can add it so it is available to all users or just one user.

  1. right click on the file and choose “Send to” –> “desktop(create shortcut)” – the shortcut will now appear on your desktop (if you right click on the shortcut, it still wont allow you to pin it to the start).
  2. Name the shortcut as desired and move it to a start menu folder:
    • If you want the shortcut to be available globally – for all the user accounts on the device, add it here (you will need administrator permission):
      • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
    • If you want the shortcut to be available in just ONE user account – NOT all the user accounts on the device, add it here (you will need administrator permission if it is not the current account):
      • C:\Users\ACCOUNT_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
  3. Open the start menu – click on “All Apps” – find the shortcut you added – right click on it – select “pin to start”.

Where is C?           This PC -> Local Disk (C):

Windows 10: add any shortcut to the start menu