How to fix the "Pin on Start Menu" not working in Windows 10

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How to fix "Pin on Start Menu" not working in Windows 10: - Add to the Start menu is an option available in the context menu of the shortcut file. This is a very useful option for quick access. But sometimes, you may face the problem of Add to the Start menu does not work or the Add to the Start menu The option is not currently available or is disabled. In such cases, you can try the two methods explained below:

Method 1: make changes in the registry editor

This method involves modifying registry entries. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you create a system restore point before proceeding with the next steps just to be on the safe side. You can refer to our article on the topic How to create a restore point in Windows 10, a step by step guide for the same.

  • print WIN + R keys together to open the file run the dialog box. When it opens, type regedit and hit Log in key.



  • If you prefer to edit your Valuable data, then double-click NoChangeStartMenu. Come in 0 as the value in Valuable data field. Hit ok button.


  • Then go to the following path:


  • Make sure the path is correct. Highlight the file Explorer by clicking on it. In the window pane to the right of the file Explorer key, searches for a DWORD by name LockedStartLayout. If no DWORD of this type exists, no action is required. Otherwise if the DWORD exists LockedStartLayout, as before, you have to delete or modify it Valuable data. To remove it, right-click the DWORD LockedStartLayout e premium pulsating To remove option. Or if you prefer to edit the Valuable data delete, then double-click DWORD LockedStartLayout and enter 0 as the value in Valuable data field.
    That is. Reboot the system for the changes to take over. See if the Add to the Start menu now works / is available in right click context menu options.

    Method 2: via command prompt

    If the first method doesn't solve the problem, let's move on to the second. The following steps will re-register the file shell32.dll file, which should fix the problem.
    1 STEP

  • First, open the file Symbol of the system in administrator mode. For this, start writing cmd to search for windows and when Symbol of the system appears in the search results, right click on it and choose Run as administrator option.
  • 2 STEP

  • Up Symbol of the system, type or copy, paste the following command and hit the Enter key.
  • regsvr32 / i shell32.dll

    PHASE 3

  • You will then get a success message like the one shown in the following screenshot. That is. Check if the Add to the Start menu the option is working for you now. If not, restart your system and check again.
  • Hope one of the methods described above solves your problem. If the problem persists, please leave your feedback, we will be happy to help. Stay tuned for more tips, tricks and tips.

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