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(Solved) - How to pin a batch file shortcut to the win 8 start menu

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  • Started 2 years ago by Revillo
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Revillo
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Ok.. unlucky for me we operate a very large network with an older text based application to fire this application it requires
a batch file.. Is there an easy way to PIN this batch file to the start menu..

I can pin all sorts of stuff but not .BAT or Shortcuts for that matter

This is going to take some time to get use to this...
Just my two cents worth I think MS forgot the BIZ world when they released this version
at least put a setting where the good ole start button could be made visable with out third party products..

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Hi Revillo ,

Welcome to HTG ,

I don't have the latest Win8 but, with the older DP and CP versions you could add things to the Charms bar (assuming you're referring to the Metro UI).

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afuhnk
Posts: 309

You can also create a task using the task scheduler to start your .bat files either at boot or at user logon.
I did that (created a bat file then task scheduled it) and it works flawlessly.

Or you could convert the .bat to .exe and pin that exe to start screen.

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afuhnk
Posts: 309

GuiltySpark, I don't think it's possible to add stuff to the Charms bar and editing it is only possible through 3rd party apps that can only change color and change images linked to "Share", "Find" etc etc

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Revillo
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Ok Guys I have found a really great product to fix my issues

Try www.stardock.com its 4.99 per copy with a 30 day free trail.. For those people that want the start button back and be able to work like a normal
human.. worth a try out..

Also to add a Batch file or older shortcut to you tile menu simply place the item here
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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afuhnk
Posts: 309

Classic Shell does it all, for free.
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
http://www.howtogeek.com/12745.....windows-8/

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