Pin Any Files And Folders to Windows 8 Start Screen

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.

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