For Windows users, then you already know that one of the very important features of the OS is the Start Menu. Start Menu is usually used to search for and open software or applications, whether it’s the default application or self-installed. These applications will be found in All Apps in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 or All Programs in Windows 7. You can add files, folders, and any program or software to All Apps or All Programs in the Start Menu using the following method.
If you are accustomed to opening applications or software that has been installed via the Start Menu, then you can also add software or programs that are not installed. You can add programs or software that are not installed on the laptop to the Start Menu, such as applications or portable software. So, when you want to run it, there is no need to look for it in a folder via File Explorer, but only through All Apps or All Programs in the Start Menu. Not only portable applications, you can also do this if you have already installed an application or software, but it does not appear in the Start Menu, like when you installed Matlab 2015a or other applications.
In addition to adding programs or applications, you can also add files or folders to the Windows Start Menu. So, if you have files or folders that are used very often, then in addition to creating a shortcut on the Desktop, you can also add the file or folder to the Start Menu. Thus, the file or folder will appear in All Apps or All Programs on the Windows Start Menu. So, every time you want to open the file or folder, then just do it through the Start Menu.
How to Add Files, Folders, Any Program to the Start Menu
If you have portable software or programs that are often used, then please add them to the Start Menu. This also applies if you have installed the software, but it does not appear in the Start Menu.
In addition, you can also use this method to display any file or folder in the Start Menu. So, when you want to open the file or folder, then simply do it through the Windows Start Menu. This method will of course be faster because there is no need to browse folder by folder to find the file or folder
This method is very easy and can be done quickly. For clarity, please follow the steps below to add files, folders, and programs or software to All Programs or All Apps in the Windows Start Menu.
The first step is to create shortcut files, folders, and programs or software that you want to add to the Windows Start Menu. After creating a shortcut, please change the name of the shortcut or shortcut as you wish, because the name of the shortcut will appear in the Start Menu.
Next, please Copy shortcut file, folder, or program that you have created.
Next, please open File Explorer, then enter the directory below in the directory column, and press enter on the keyboard. Or, you can also do it through the Run window (Win + R), and paste the following directory in the column Open then click Ok.
Then, please paste the shortcut that you copied earlier in the directory, precisely in the Programs folder. In the window Destination Folder Access Denied, please click Continue to continue the process of pasting the shortcut.
After that, please check All Apps or All Programs in your Windows Start Menu, be it Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. You will find that files, folders, or programs and software that have been added already appear in the list. Thus, you can run or open it only through the Start Menu, and no longer have to bother browsing folders to look for it.
That’s the easy way to add files, folders, or programs (software) to the Start Menu in Windows. You can do this in all editions of Windows, be it Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. So, if you have files, folders, and programs that are used very often, then please add them to the Start Menu so that they can be accessed more quickly. These files, folders, and programs will appear in All Apps or All Programs in the Windows Start Menu.