Can I save a file to Pinned Apps (Start Menu)?


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I'm trying to create a batch file and save it to my Start Menu, the Pinned apps. Is this possible? I don't see a way of doing it by simply creating a batch file and saving it to the Desktop. I've even created a shortcut for it, as well. The only way it seems as if I can pin it, is if I launch the batch file, then I can pin it to the Task bar, and I want it pinned to the Start menu. Is this possible? Is there a folder location for pinned apps which I can just save to?
 

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I'm trying to create a batch file and save it to my Start Menu, the Pinned apps. Is this possible? I don't see a way of doing it by simply creating a batch file and saving it to the Desktop. I've even created a shortcut for it, as well.
Copy the Shortcut to %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs As I have done for 'Check System.bat' here:

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This adds it to the 'All apps' list on Start. Find it there, right-click on it and you can pin it to Start.

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