I’m among those guys that they like to make use of portable apps. For that sole reason why I haven’t got to set up a transportable app for doing things. This can be a great thing. However, one of the problems you might face when using portable apps is you will not be able to access them via the start menu. To rectify that, you can manually add application shortcut to begin menu on Windows 10. It is easy, let me demonstrate how.
Just like you can add portable apps to Windows startup, you may also add app shortcuts to the start menu. All you need to do is produce a shortcut and place it in the Start Menu folder. Stick to the below steps and you’ll have the app appear in the Start Menu in no time.
Note: The procedure shown below creates Windows 7 and 8 too.
Where’s the Start Menu Folder
Like I said, if you want an application to look within the start menu, you have to add some app shortcut to start menu. More specifically, towards the Programs folder within the Start Menu folder. Now, you might be wonder where the start menu folder is situated.
The start menu folder is situated in the below location. Replace <username> with your actual username.
You may be believing that the folder is buried deep. That’s true. Moreover, unless you are regularly utilizing it, the folder path is difficult to remember. So, as an alternative, you can use shell:start menu run command.
Add App Shortcuts to begin Menu Folder
To include apps to start menu, we first have to create a shortcut after which copy that shortcut to the start menu folder.
1. First, find EXE file from the application which you wish to increase the start menu.
2. Next, we have to create a shortcut for that EXE file. That’s easy. Hold down the Alt key and drag and drop the EXE file within the same folder. This course of action will instantly produce a shortcut for your application.
3. If you wish to, rename the shortcut and take away “.exe – shortcut” in the name. Next, copy the new shortcut.
4. Now, open the run dialog box with Win + R, type shell:start menu within the blank field, and then click the Ok button.
5. This action will open the start menu folder. In the start menu folder, find and visit the Programs folder.
6. Paste the shortcut you copied earlier while using keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V.
That’s it. You are done adding the app towards the start menu. By trying to look for the applying, you should see it in the start menu search engine results.
Additionally, you may also view it within the app list. Just scroll right down to the alphabet sequence and you should begin to see the newly added application.
If you do not see the app within the start menu even after manually adding it towards the start menu folder, just provide a few more minutes. It can take serious amounts of index new files. If you want to, you can also enable enhanced indexing mode to speed up and enhance Windows indexing.
That is all. It is that simple to include application to start menu in Windows 10.