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Pin to 8 - formerly known as Start Screen Pinner


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#1 Sergey "hb860"

Sergey "hb860"


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:51

Pin to 8
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Now you are able to pin anything to Taskbar or Start screen in Windows 8.
With Pin to 8 you will able:
  • to pin ANY file regardless of its type;
  • to pin ANY folder;
  • to pin drive;
  • to pin Control Panel items, all them including some hidden like God Mode/All Tasks, Network Connections;
  • to pin Libraries;
  • to pin Shell Objects like Run command, "Show Desktop", Window Switcher;
  • to pin any folders or files with drag and drop. Drop them on application window.

Checkout new dialogs which features filter boxes for libraries and shell locations
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Feel the freedom with pinning!

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#2 OP Sergey "hb860"

Sergey "hb860"


  • Joined: 24-August 10

Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:34

Version 2.0 is available
I made some core improvements:
* improved user folders' location detection in case when folder redirection is enabled via Group Policy
* fixed crash of app when it was started from a network share
* fixed the file/folder pinning issue when the target file is located on a network share.

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#3 OP Sergey "hb860"

Sergey "hb860"


  • Joined: 24-August 10

Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:22

Pin to 8 version 2.1 is available for download
Added "Pin to Start Screen" workaround for Windows 8.1.
Unfortunately, access to that context menu item cannot be done programmatically anymore. I have explained it here.
You can download Pin to 8 from here: click.

#4 blade1269


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 17:42

Why did you change the name?

#5 Grinch



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  • Location: Wisconsin
  • OS: Windows 8.1.1 | WP8.1.1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 925

Posted 24 September 2013 - 17:49

Why did you change the name?

Personally I think the name is better. While I don't use this product, I can say that it's easier to say "Pin to 8" than it is to say "Start Screen Pinner". :p

#6 remixedcat



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:26

Looks cool. Will try it when I get back home.