8.1 cant pin to start

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  1. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    Whenever i right click a file and click pin to start I get an error message saying...

    Has anyone had this problem and found a way to fix it?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    you're running 8.1 out of the box or did some modification?
     
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  3. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    straight out of the box, no mods.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    was just a question. here all runs fine and I can pin apps as many as I want to to the start screen
     
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  5. agent268

    agent268 MDL Junior Member

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    What type of file are you trying to pin? Just making sure it's an App and not an actual data file of some sort.
     
  6. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    what a file are you talking about ?
     
  7. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    pauldesond, sorry if I came across short, that wasnt the way it was meant to show :).

    I'm just trying to pin shortcuts from my desktop, though i have tried going into the main game/app folder in program files and tried pinning that but no success.
    I can go into the start screen to the list of apps (after pressing the down arrow) and pin them, but it doesn't have all the stuff on there that I want to add to the start screen.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    From the Program Files and App Folder you could Pin to Taskbar but Start!
     
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  9. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    yeah I can pin to taskbar but not the start screen, but I like the taskbar and desktop to be relatively clutter free.
     
  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The only way seems to be that you've to use the Arrow down on Start Screen for get all apps displayed on that extended Startscreen. You could organize them, let say, move all for you important apps to left of the screen and place/fix them there, in which case you didn't need to move to the right for to find them on their default place after install!

    Again, you could NOT pin all, just some apps to the Startscreen!
     
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  11. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    A few months ago my old PC broke and I built a new one and just put the hard drive straight in and used windows 8 from the off then installed 8.1 - could that be the reason for the problem?

    Can I reinstall windows 8 over the top and would it keep my installs? or would the fact I have 8.1 installed bugger it up?
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK you could only upgrade but downgrade and OS! Maybe I'wrong? Butyou'll still have the same problem. You could NOT pin ALL apps to the Start Screen, just some, even in Windows 8!

    I had just crosscheck that and I've a lot apps which I could not pin to Start, instead pin to Taskbar, no problems!
     
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  13. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    I'm only after pinning things I've installed like game shortcuts such as grid2 or shortcuts for apps like photoshop, lightroom, I never had a problem before, although I don't know if its because I just plonked the hard drive straight into the new pc.
     
  14. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The minimum requirement would be that those apps having an Microsoft Security Certificate and even than, nor all will do what you want!
     
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  15. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    My friend had told me a interesting trick, but I have not tried it myself:

    If you have used the win8.1 ISO to upgrade your win8, naturally you couldn't mount the win8 ISO to downgrade back to win8, what you could do is: make a new drive, unpack the win8 ISO contents into this new drive, then launch sources\setup.exe, choose to "upgrade" over win8.1 and "keep everything".......and you will get back your win8, with everything. :D
     
  16. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    Thing is no shortcut whatsoever will pin to the start screen, not even ones that I have previously pinned and removed.
     
  17. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the tip I will give that a go later.