Enable “Pin to Start menu” For Folders in Windows XP and Vista

As it stands, it is only possible to pin programs or shortcuts to the Start Menu, but no folders. We can create the option of enabling “Pin to Start Menu “ to the folders. By this we can easily access the important folders to start menu of Windows XP or Vista. To add this option,

enable pin to start menu for folders

  • Open the Registry Editor by opening RUN and Type regedit and click ENTER.
  • Browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers.
  • Create a new key by right-clicking in the right pane and selecting New > Key.
  • Enter {a2a9545da0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} as the key name.
  • Now that that’s done, right-click on any folder in Windows Explorer, and you will see a “Pin to Start menu” option.

If you want to disable this option, just delete the key.

Note: This tip will not work if you are using the classic start menu.

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