Tips to Add Folder to 'Start' Menu in Windows® 7
How to add Folder to 'Start' Menu in Windows 7?
The 'Start' menu on the Windows 7 systems can be found at the left extreme portion of the Taskbar. The 'Start' menu includes various options like the search area, 'Run' command option, Control Panel, system folders like My Computer, My Documents, music, pictures, recently added programs, frequently used programs, All Programs folder, shortcuts to certain options like Internet, Network places, power options etc. The different options provided at the 'Start' menu helps the user in accessing the various programs or the folders quickly. The Windows 7 systems also provide some additional functionality to the 'Start' menu like the drag and drop option. The 'Start' menu can be enabled or disabled on the system according to the user's interest. The different programs and folders present on the 'Start' menu can also be customized according to the user's needs.
Discussed below are some ways to add folders to start up menu and the tips to fix the issues pertaining to the start up menu in Windows 7:
- Ways to customize the start up menu
- Ways to add folders to the start up menu
- Tips to fix the issues
Ways to customize the start up menu
The 'Customize' option for the start up menu can be accessed from the Control Panel window. The Taskbar and 'Start' menu option contains the option for customizing the start up menu programs list and appearance. The user can also access the start up menu easily and more quickly with the shortcut provided at the system. Right click on the 'Start' menu button and select the 'Properties' option and then choose the 'Start' menu option for accessing the 'Customize' option.
Ways to add folders to the start up menu
Drag and drop feature provided by the Windows 7 systems can be used as an option to add programs or folders to the 'Start' menu. The user can also right click on the folder and select 'Pin to start menu' option. The 'Explore' option at the right click action on the 'Start' menu can also be used as a way to add folders to the 'Start' menu. Click on 'File' menu and then create new folders on to the programs list.
The issues related with the start up menu would not be critical ones. But the issues should not be left unsolved. The changes made on the start up menu causes issues to the users at certain occasions. In such cases the default settings should be more preferred than the customization options. In Windows 7 systems the 'System restore' option can be used for the purpose of troubleshooting such issues.
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