How can I transfer a shortcut or application icon from the desktopto the start menu


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R.Wieser

Hello jigo,

Right-click the "start" button and choose "open". The folder that opens
contains all the start-menu stuff. You can than drag or copy any link into
it that you want.

Hope that helps.
Rudy Wieser


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jigo

I can't find any way to copy an icon for a shortcut or application on
the desktop (or the file list) to the Start menu. Does anyone know of one?

Thanks
JIm
 
R

R.Wieser

c:\Documents and Settings\Jigo\Start Menu\Programs

Better yet:

%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu

That "%USERPROFILE%" will expand to the settings-folder of the current
logged-in user. Even on installations where that folder isn't located on
the (default) C: drive. :)

(also notice the absense of the "\Programs" part. The OP asked to put
something into the "start menu")

Regards,
Rudy Wieser

P.s.
OP, you can even create a new folder there (Like that "Programs" folder),
into which you can also put shortcuts of your liking.

P.p.s.
For other environment variables like that "%USERPROFILE% just open a
console/command window and type "set"

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Ben Myers

jigo said:
I can't find any way to copy an icon for a shortcut or application on
the desktop (or the file list) to the Start menu. Does anyone know of one?
Thanks
JIm
Left-click the item once to highlight it, then right-click and while holding the right-click, drag it
down to the "Start" button. Hold it there until the start menu opens, then slowly drag it to the correct
location, release and select "Create Shortcut Here".

Ben
 
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robertva

I can't find any way to copy an icon for a shortcut or application on
the desktop (or the file list) to the Start menu. Does anyone know of one?

Thanks
JIm
Many programs will temporarily appear on the start menu when you run
them. This is one of several Windows MRU (Most Recently Used) functions.
Simply click the "start" button, right click the shortcut and click "Pin
to Start Menu".

You can organize shortcuts on the "All Programs" menu by right clicking
the start button and clicking "Open" or "Explore" on the resulting
context menu. You can drag or right drag shortcuts to the "Programs"

You can also set the task bar to show the Quicklaunch menu and drag
shortcuts to it. Note that unless you have reversed your mouse button
settings a left drag moves a shortcut (IF source and destination are on
the same drive/partition) while a right drag offers a context menu with
options to move OR copy the shortcut. The Quicklaunch menu is an
additional list of shortcuts that, when enabled, normally appears next
to the "start" button. If you have more than a FEW shortcuts on the
Quicklaunch menu you might need to click the little ">>" at the end to
see the full list.

The task bar also has an option to show a "Links" menu that's a good
place to put a small quantity of "favorites" (shortcuts) for web pages.
 

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