Start Menu - pinned items disappearing (Win 11 Pro)


eulenfalter

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Hello,

I navigated to the start menu folder in Explorer and added a link to a text file. It shows up in start menu (i.e., windows icon on task bar), and I can pin it there, so it will be visible as soon as I press the start button.

However, sooner or later (perhaps after a restart), the pinned shortcut to my text file is not longer present with the pinned items in start menu.

It is my suspicion that some routine cleans up the pinned items, perhaps Windows Defender? I there any solution to pin your own shortcuts to the Start Menu?

Thank you.

FYI, "Controlled Folder Access" has always been DISabled in Windows settings.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ARM64 (Apple Silicon M1/Parallels)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple
    CPU
    M1 Apple Silicon
    Memory
    5 GB VM / 16 GB Host (MacOS)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" retina
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Mouse
    touchpad (internal)

glasskuter

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Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.608
I am assuming you are running 11 Pro using one of the insider builds. Is that correct? Which one and which version #?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.608
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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