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How do I add files to Start->All Programs?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Al Dykes, May 16, 2010.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    I have several utilities that are little more than a .exe file and I
    want to add shortcuts to them to Start->All Programs. When I make a
    shortcut and try to drag it to the right folder it's protected. That's
    not a bad thing but how for I accomplish my task?

    Thanks

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    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message news:hsog6m$ntl$1@panix5.panix.com...
    > I have several utilities that are little more than a .exe file and I
    > want to add shortcuts to them to Start->All Programs. When I make a
    > shortcut and try to drag it to the right folder it's protected. That's
    > not a bad thing but how for I accomplish my task?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > --
    > Al Dykes


    You should be able to drag the shortcut onto the Start orb and then
    onto the All Programs menu.
     
  3. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/16/2010 12:08, Al Dykes wrote:
    > I have several utilities that are little more than a .exe file and I
    > want to add shortcuts to them to Start->All Programs. When I make a
    > shortcut and try to drag it to the right folder it's protected. That's
    > not a bad thing but how for I accomplish my task?
    >
    > Thanks
    >


    Tried the same over here. I just right-clicked on the it/the folder and
    Open/Open All Users, and put the shortcut in there.
     
  4. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <4befd42d$0$21169$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>,
    Jackie <Jackie@an.on> wrote:
    >On 5/16/2010 12:08, Al Dykes wrote:
    >> I have several utilities that are little more than a .exe file and I
    >> want to add shortcuts to them to Start->All Programs. When I make a
    >> shortcut and try to drag it to the right folder it's protected. That's
    >> not a bad thing but how for I accomplish my task?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>

    >
    >Tried the same over here. I just right-clicked on the it/the folder and
    >Open/Open All Users, and put the shortcut in there.


    Can you elaborate? Thanks.



    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  5. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/16/2010 16:50, Al Dykes wrote:
    > In article<4befd42d$0$21169$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>,
    > Jackie<Jackie@an.on> wrote:
    >> On 5/16/2010 12:08, Al Dykes wrote:
    >>> I have several utilities that are little more than a .exe file and I
    >>> want to add shortcuts to them to Start->All Programs. When I make a
    >>> shortcut and try to drag it to the right folder it's protected. That's
    >>> not a bad thing but how for I accomplish my task?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>

    >>
    >> Tried the same over here. I just right-clicked on the it/the folder and
    >> Open/Open All Users, and put the shortcut in there.

    >
    > Can you elaborate? Thanks.
    >
    >
    >


    Sure. When you right-click on the Start button or folder you that seems
    to be protected, you either have an option to "Open" or "Open All Users"
    in the context menu. Try to drop your shortcuts in the new window.
    Worked for me, at least. :)
     
  6. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <4bf01429$0$18317$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>,
    Jackie <Jackie@an.on> wrote:
    >On 5/16/2010 16:50, Al Dykes wrote:
    >> In article<4befd42d$0$21169$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>,
    >> Jackie<Jackie@an.on> wrote:
    >>> On 5/16/2010 12:08, Al Dykes wrote:
    >>>> I have several utilities that are little more than a .exe file and I
    >>>> want to add shortcuts to them to Start->All Programs. When I make a
    >>>> shortcut and try to drag it to the right folder it's protected. That's
    >>>> not a bad thing but how for I accomplish my task?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Tried the same over here. I just right-clicked on the it/the folder and
    >>> Open/Open All Users, and put the shortcut in there.

    >>
    >> Can you elaborate? Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Sure. When you right-click on the Start button or folder you that seems
    >to be protected, you either have an option to "Open" or "Open All Users"
    >in the context menu. Try to drop your shortcuts in the new window.
    >Worked for me, at least. :)


    Thanks. That did it.

    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  7. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:hsog6m$ntl$1@panix5.panix.com...
    > I have several utilities that are little more than a .exe file and I
    > want to add shortcuts to them to Start->All Programs. When I make a
    > shortcut and try to drag it to the right folder it's protected. That's
    > not a bad thing but how for I accomplish my task?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > --
    > Al Dykes
    > News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is
    > advertising.
    > - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
    >


    If you right click on a .exe, one of the options is 'pin to start menu'.
    You might not need admin privilege to do that, I am not sure.
     

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