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Pinning a document to the Start Page


revocomputers

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#1
I just spent 5 minutes seeing if I could pin a document to the Start Page and I think the answer is "no".

I want a quick way to open an Excel document straight from the Start Page. Anyone know how to create a tile for a document?
 

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You can only pin Apps to Start Screen.
If you want to open the Excel document quickly, simply put the document in taskbar.
 

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Calico

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You can pin a shortcut to an application that will also automatically open document. For example:

Your document is called mydoc.txt

1. Create a shortcut to notepad.exe on the desktop
2. Select Properties and modify the shortcut 'Target'
3. Enter C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe {path to mydoc.txt}\mydoc.txt
4. Rename the shortcut to mydoc
5. Pin mydoc to the start page.

Keep the path to the documents short ad avoid spaces in the path.
 

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revocomputers

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Good idea Calico, I will try that, but it would be good if MS make it easier to add document tiles/shortcuts to the Start Page
 

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#5
Yeah, I have my hosts file shortcut pinned to Start as Calico describes -

Target: %windir%\system32\notepad.exe "%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\etc\hosts"

Start In: %windir%
 

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