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How to Pin an Individual File to the Apps Menu

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    How to Pin an Individual File to the Apps Menu


    Greetings from Colorado;

    There are a couple of Microsoft Excel files that I use quite frequently. Is there a way to Pin these individual files to my Apps Menu? I did a right click on the file name and the only thing close that I saw was to Add to Start Menu. Tried it and it didn't do anything.

    Regards, Patric

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    Hello Patric,

    If you mean on your Apps screen, then this may help.

    "Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8
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    Don't think those instructions apply to an individual file (except .exe files) - I'm looking to open an Excel file directly from my Apps Menu. I didn't want to open MS Excel first and then navigate to the file that I want to open.

    Patric
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    You should be able to place a shortcut of the Excel file in the shell:common start menu\programs folder using OPTION THREE for this.
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