Pin Desktop Items to the Windows 8 Start Screen

Introduction

 
In this article, we are going to explain how to pin Desktop items to the Windows 8 Start Screen. Here's how to pin any item from the Desktop to the Metro Start Screen.
 

Procedure for Pinning Desktop Items in Windows 8

 
Step 1
 
First, we go to the Windows 8 Start Screen and then click on the Desktop tile.
 
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Step 2
 
Now select the app we want to see on the Start Screen. Then right-click any app, folder, file or document and select "Pin to Start" from the "Context menu".
 
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Step 3
 
Hit the Windows Key to toggle back to Metro and we'll see the app you just pinned.
 
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Step 4
 
To unpin an item from the Metro Start Screen, right-click on it. Then select "Unpin" from Start on the menu bar that pops up.
 
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Summary 

 
In this article, we learned about Pin Desktop Items to the Windows 8 Start Screen.