In Windows 8, is it possible to create shortcut of a file on the new Start screen with Live Tiles? If so, how is it done?
To create a shortcut to a file in Windows 8's new Tiles, simply go to Windows Explorer, right-click your file, and click Pin to Start.
- Right click on the Desktop, and select New->Shortcut.
- In the Create Shortcut Window that pops up, Browse and select the file whose shortcut you want to create.
- Finally right click on the created shortcut and select Pin to Start.
I have found a great article on the same. I don't think I need to explain anything else.
Just consider creating your own shortcut instead on shutdown mentioned here.
You can use this tool to pin ANY type of data:
With our Pin to 8 you will able:
to pin ANY file regardless of its type;
to pin ANY folder;
to pin drive;
to pin Control Panel items, all them including some hidden like God Mode/All Tasks, Network Connections;
to pin Libraries;
to pin Shell Objects like Run command, "Show Desktop", Window Switcher;
to pin any folders or files with drag and drop. Drop them on application window
Easier, less expensive: use the desktop to create your short cut. Drage it (copy) it to where you want it to work. You may have to 'allow' it as administrator if you are not in the admin account.