I created a folder in the 'Open All Items' folder, at the same level as Programs, but it shows up under All Programs. I really want it to appear in the pinned area at the top of the start button menu. How can this be done?
How to add "Pin to Start menu" option for folders in Windows 7, XP and Vista
Right click the menu item you want to add, and choose "Pin to Start Menu". This applies when you are using the XP startmenu (which mean the one with "My Computer", "Documents", etc.)
If you are willing to switch to the Classic menu mode, then the menu item will automatically be shown at the top of the Start Menu.
To set the menu to the Classic version, follow these steps :
There you go, Classic Menu back in action.