Just like in Windows taskbar, not all files are welcome to the Windows 8 Start Screen. You can pin any folders and libraries but not any files. EXE files are cool, other files are not. The only way to force Windows 8 into accepting all files as tiles on the Start Screen is to use a hack offered by Winaero’s Start Screen Pinner.
This simple tool allows you to pin practically anything to Windows 8 Start Screen. With Start Screen Pinner you will able:
- to pin ANY file regardless of its type
- to pin ANY folder
- to pin drives
- 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
After you’ve pinned a file or program, you can use OblyTile to customize the appearance of the tiles.
To pin any files and folders to Windows 7/8 taskbar use Taskbar Pinner.