If you’ve ever right-clicked an application icon in Vista, you’ve probably seen the context-menu option ‘Pin to Start Menu’. It’s designed to make frequently used programs more easily accessible.
But such an option is not available for folders. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the same kind of quick access to all the folders you use everyday? Fortunately, there is a way to pin folders to Start men, and it is quite easy too. Just follow the below steps.
1. Right-click a folder to be pinned and choose Create Shortcut.
2. Click and drag that shortcut to the Start button, waiting a second or two for the menu to appear.
3. While holding the mouse button down, drag the folder to any spot near the top of the menu (above the grey line, which delineates pinned programs from frequently used ones).
4. Drop the older and you’re done.
Easy, wasn’t it. Just make sure you don’t add too many folders, or you’ll start to overload the Start menu and diminish it’s convenience. Five or six pinned applications or folders would probably be fine.
If you want, right-click the newly pinned folder and choose Rename to edit out the “Shortcut” suffix.