[Fix] Pin to Start Menu Option is Missing in Windows

All of you are already aware of "Pin to Start Menu" option in Windows which allows us to pin a program to Start menu which is quite useful feature:


But sometimes this option becomes unavailable and the user doesn't get this option in context menu:


If you are also facing this problem, then this tutorial will help you in getting this option back:


Open RUN dialog box and provide following command:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

Restart your system and it should fix your problem.


If the above method doesn't fix your problem, then type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. Now go to following key:


In right-side pane, look for a DWORD value NoStartMenuPinnedList. If you find it, delete it. Restart or log off and your problem will be solved.


If you can't find the above mentioned key, then download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it. Restart your system and your problem will be solved:

Enable Pin to Start Menu Option

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  • Tried 3 methods, none of them worked.
    This is so weird, certain shortcuts have the "pin to start menu" options while others doesn't have it.
    When I view shortcuts' properties, some of them have the "compatibility" tab, those are shortcuts that have the pin options.
    Some shortcuts don't have the compatibility tab, and those are shortcuts that don't have the pin option

    Anyway, I still can drag and drop the shortcuts to the start menu to pin them.

    Any solutions?

  • VG

    ^^ Check following solution:


  • 3th method worked for me thank you very much.

  • the "pin to start menu" is only missing for Internet explorer and firefox browsers. All others are working fine. None of the fixes above fixed the problem.

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