Pin Control Panel items and folders to Windows Start Menu with PinToStartMenu

We are pleased to release PinToStartMenu. PinToStartMenu lets you pin Control Panel items and folders to Windows Start Menu, via your right-click context menu.

There are three different ways using which we can add folders to the start menu and/or even add ‘Pin to start menu item’  to the right-click context menu of folders in Windows. To add Control Panel items to the start menu, you have to create its shortcut on your desktop and then drag and drop it into the start button (orb).

PinToStartMenu makes things easier. It adds the ‘Pin to start menu’ item to the context menu of folders and the Control Panel applets.

Once you have downloaded this freeware portable app, run the app ‘as admin’ and click Install to install the items in the context menu.

To see the  “Pin to start menu” item in the context menu of folders, press ‘Shift+right click’.

To see “Pin to start menu” in the context menu of Control Panel applets, simply right-click any item. You will also see the option Pin To Start Menu.

Now every time you need to access some applet, like for instance the Programs and Features (Uninstall programs) or the Parental Controls applet, or your favorite folder, you can do so immediately.

To remove this item from the context menu, simply click the Uninstall button on the app. The context menu items will be removed. PinToStartMenu has been tested on Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit.

PinToStartMenu v1 has been developed by Paras Siddhu for The Windows Club.


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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. ragnar

    You forgot to mention to right click PinToStartMenu.exe and run as administrator, at least it didn’t work for me until I did. But nontheless thank you for a useful app.

  2. Bidules 3639

    Je suis un utilisateur et par hasard je tombe sur votre message quimontre que vous avez téléchargé le logiciel. Comment avez vous fait ??? Je n’y arrive moi…. je me fais balader en vain… merci d’avance
    Mon Pseudo est BIDULES

  3. Renato Lazzari

    Despite having the .NET installed, the exact version required by PinToStartMenu, this application keeps asking that .NET is installed.

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