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Cannot add tiles to desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Cannot add tiles to desktop


    Dell Inspiron 17r

    Trying to create new tiles on the Windows 8 start screen, I go to the desktop and create my shortcut there, but when I write click on the shortcut it does not give me an option to pin it to the start screen, on my other computer with windows 8 it does, not really sure why it does not.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanx Bob

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    once you get the shortcut on your desktop - you need to copy it into the start menu or a start menu folder

    This pic shows the menu location in the address bar - note: you have to unhide hidden folders it find it

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    KYHI, thank you very much, that worked.
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Cannot add tiles to desktop
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