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#1 Sergey "hb860"

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 22:30

I just found out this trick while working on my new application
Merge the following registry tweak and you are done:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\pintostartscreen]
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-51201"
"NeverDefault"=""
"Description"="@shell32.dll,-51202"
"MultiSelectModel"="Single"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\pintostartscreen\command]
DelegateExecute"="{470C0EBD-5D73-4d58-9CED-E91E22E23282}"

That’s it. Now you can right click on any file and choose the “Pin To Start Screen” context menu item.

I also described that in my blog.


#2 slyr114

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:46

thanks but when i try to add most files i get (this file does not have a program associated with it while performing this action) ? any fix here?

#3 UXGaurav

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:52

There is a minor typo. Insert a double quote before "DelegateExecute".

#4 slyr114

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 13:29

awesome that fixed it thanks, this should of been built in imo!

#5 stockwiz

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:07

good work OP.

#6 Subhadip

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:07

Thanks, very helpful.

I think they disabled it trying to move people away from the age old habit of cluttering up the Desktop with documents and files.



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