I have installed Eclipse Oxygen and the default directory of the installation is: C:\Users\Robert Gomez\eclipse\java-oxygen

I did: Right click > Pin to Start

and I got:

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why?, it doesn't open either.

I did a clean installation of Windows, before this, it was working great.

Any solution?.

(I don't want to pin Eclipse to taskbar, I want it on Start)


Start it from the normal shortcut on your desktop (or wherever). Once it is loaded, then right-click the icon in the taskbar and select pin to taskbar from there.

If that doesn't work, run a second copy of eclipse while the first one is still running, and do the same right-click pin option on that one. I'm not sure exactly why that works, but it does.

  • I don't want to pin Eclipse to taskbar, I want it on Start. – RRGT19 Apr 13 '18 at 18:31
  • Ah, I did not take note of the difference, sorry. – Bill Hileman Apr 13 '18 at 18:34

I realize this is probably too late, but here is my answer.

You can try following:

  1. Create shortcut to eclipse.exe
  2. Copy the shortcut to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  3. Open the Start and shortcut to eclipse will be displayed on top
  4. Pin the shortcut to Start

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