Add Start Menu Toolbar on Taskbar in Windows 8

Introduction

 
Unlike in Windows 7, Windows XP and earlier operating systems, the Windows 8 operating system has many special and advanced features. Hence this article will help to learn about one special modification which helps users to use Windows. Moreover, Windows 8 is constructed with many user-friendly features and characteristics.
 
So we will learn how to add start menu items in the form of a toolbar on the Windows 8 taskbar. The following instructions will guide you to do it in a simple and easy manner.
 

How to add a start menu toolbar on the taskbar in Windows 8?

 
Step 1
 
First, we have to move to the Start window screen in Windows 8.
 
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Step 2
 
Then click on the Desktop icon present in the Windows 8 Start screen.
 
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Step 3
 
Then right-click on the "MyComputer" icon on the Desktop window and click on the open tab in the drop-down menu.
 
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Step 4
 
Now if you have installed Windows 8 in the C drive then follow the location address given below.
C drive >> ProgramData >> Microsoft >> Windows >> Start menu
 
But if you have installed the OS in any other drive then click on the drive in which you have installed the Operating System and follow the remaining path as shown in the following.
 
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Step 5
 
Now to create the start menu shortcut, just right-click on the folder and select Create Shortcut tab from the dropdown menu.
 
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Step 6
 
After that is done, a new window (a warning window) will appear on your screen labeled Shortcut. Click on the YES button then a shortcut will be created on the Desktop.
 
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Step 7
 
Now right-click on the Windows taskbar and in the dropdown menu click on the "Toolbar" tab and in the second dropdown menu click on the "New toolbar…" tab.
 
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Step 8
 
On clicking this tab a new window will appear on your screen labeled "New Toolbar - Choose a Folder". Using this window locate the Start Menu shortcut that you created.
 
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Step 9
 
Now after locating the shortcut folder just click on the Select Folder button.
 
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Step 10
 
On clicking this button we will see that a toolbar labeled Start Menu has been created on the Windows taskbar.
 
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Now we can click on that button and start browsing for files.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Add Start Menu Toolbar on Taskbar in Windows 8.