The Windows 10 Start menu also called as start-up screen. In Start, you can put a bunch of applications, settings shortcuts, actually all applications that you have on your computer you can put there. On tablets, you have even mode Start features. Of course, you can add shortcuts to all applications and open them from the desktop, but much easier is to see them all at once by adding them to Start. This tutorial will show you how to pin folders, settings, notes, and more to the Start menu on Windows 10.
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How To Pin Folders, Websites, Settings, Notes, And More To The Start Menu on Windows 10
Pinning Folders to the Start menu
To add a folder to the Start menu, you need to find it in File Explorer, click on it on the right mouse button and select “Pin to Start.” You can also do the same for disks: click on any drive C or D, right-click and select “Pin to Start”. You can’t add there a single file, only if they are “.exe”.
Pinning websites to the Start menu
The Microsoft Edge browser allows you to add website’s shortcuts on the Start menu. Open the website with Edge => click on the menu button (three dots on the right angle) => and select “Pin this page to start”.
Pinning individual screens to the Start menu
You can add any of the settings screens on the Start Menu. For example, go to Settings => Update& Security => Windows Update, push the right mouse button => Pin to Start.
Pinning email folders and accounts to the Start menu
If you have an email account, you can add shortcuts to any account on the Start menu. For example you have three accounts in your Mail application – you can bring any of them to the Start menu, or you just want to make it for your inbox. To do this end, with right mouse button just click on the desired folder or account, and choose “Pin to Start”.
Pinning Notes to the Start menu
OneNote application enables to attach shortcuts to your notes. If you want to easily access to your notes, just go to the app OneNote integrated into Windows 10, click the right mouse button on a page, or a note and select “Pin to Start”.
Pinning Contacts to Start menu
Also, you can add your contacts from People app to Start menu. Just open the application, and click on the desired contact, right-click => choose “Pin to Start”.
To remove any of these shortcuts that you made, just click Start and choose the unwanted icon, right-click on it and select “Unpin from start”. You can also rearrange the icons by dragging them with left mouse button to the desired location or you can resize all the icons using the right-click menu.
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