2 Ways to Add Your Favorite Folders to Start Menu in Windows 7 & 8

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 28, 2014

Do you want to quickly access often-used work folders on your computer? In addition to adding the shortcut of the folders to desktop screen, you can also set your well-love folders to Start Menu. Today this Windows tutorial will show you how to add a folder to the Start Menu in any Windows operating systems.

Find out the folder you want to add, and click on it, then drag-and-drop it onto the Start Menu icon.

Alternatively, you can add a folder to the start menu via using Registry Editor.

1. Open Start Menu, type regedit to the search box and hit Enter key.

2. Navigate to the locations as below on Registry Editor.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Right click ContextMenuHandlers and select New > Key. Then rename the key as {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}

3. Once complete, close the Registry Editor. Open Windows Explorer, and then select the folder you want to add, and hold the Shit key on the keyboard and right-click on it, you will find the Pin to Start Menu on the context-menu.
pin to Start

Select the option, the folder will be added to the Start Menu.
start menu

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