I want to pin Backup and Restore to the start menu since I use it so much, but it appears to be impossible.

  • What exactly do you mean? – Ramhound Nov 20 '13 at 22:48
  • It wasn't clear to me. The accepted answer makes even less sense. – Ramhound Nov 21 '13 at 2:43

I'm not sure why the right click context menu option is gone to pin that program, but you can click & drag it, first down to the "back" option at the bottom of the start menu, then up into the "pinned" area for a workaround.


Go to the folder %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu\ and create a shortcut there.

You can do that either by dragging Backup and Restore from the Control Panel or by creating a new shortcut to the command %WINDIR%\explorer.exe shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0\::{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}.

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