How to unblock native “Pin to Start Screen” command for any file or object in Windows 8

As you may know, Windows 8 introduced а new feature that allows your to pin programs and folders to the Start screen. By default, this feature is limited only to executable files, shortcuts, management console (*.msc) and folders/libraries. Today I am going to share a simple registry tweak that enables you to pin any file to the Start screen.

Merge the following registry tweak and you are done:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\pintostartscreen]
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-51201"
"NeverDefault"=""
"Description"="@shell32.dll,-51202"
"MultiSelectModel"="Single"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\pintostartscreen\command]
"DelegateExecute"="{470C0EBD-5D73-4d58-9CED-E91E22E23282}"

That's it. Now you can right click on any file and choose the "Pin To Start Screen" context menu item.



The result is following:

Download ready to use "Pin To Start Screen" registry tweak

One thought on “How to unblock native “Pin to Start Screen” command for any file or object in Windows 8

  1. Anonymous

    Coool!! :D

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