How to show Google Drive on Windows 7 Start Menu?

After comparing and considering, I choose to use Google Drive for my online storage. However, I have to go to Desktop and then browse to Google Drive folder to access to my files. How can I put it in Windows 7 Start Menu for quickly accessing?

nguyen's answer

I’m still using Dropbox in accordance with Google Drive. It’s just because I almost exchange data through Gmail and use Google Docs to do file operations. So Google Drive maybe the next stop I will move my online files to. There are 2 ways to put a folder like Goolge Drive or Dropbox on your Start Menu.

 

SOLUTION 1: To put Google Drive on Windows 7 Start Menu, you can easily using function call ‘Pin to Start Menu’ of Windows 7. Let me explain you in simple steps:

Step 1. Go to your Desktop or anywhere that stores your Google Drive icon. Click left mouse on it and move it to your Start Menu icon.

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Step 2. Wait a few seconds then you will see a pop-up menu name Pin to Start Menu. Just click on it.

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After that, you will see your Google Drive on your Start Menu. Just re-arrange it to your desire position in the list.

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SOLUTION 2: You can also add it to the Start Menu’s right side items, where Computer, Documents, Pictures, and so forth. To do that, you have to use a little trick on Windows’ Start Menu.

Step 1. Right click on empty area in Windows’ taskbar then choose Properties.

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Step 2. On the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, click on Start Menu tab and then click on Customize button.

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Step 3. On the Customize Start Menu window, you can see a list of items will be displayed on your Start Menu. You cannot add item to this list, but you can use an inactive item for your purpose. For example, here I choose Recorded TV item. Then click on the radio button before Display as a link to choose it. Then click OK on both Customize Start Menu window and Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.

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Step 4. Open your Start Menu, you will see a link name Recorded TV. Right-click on this link, choose Rename, and then change to Google Drive.

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Step 5.Right-click on the new link, i.e. Google Drive. Choose Properties.

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Step 6. On Google Drive Properties window, choose tab Library, then click on Include a folder to include your real Google Drive folder. After that, choose the line Public Recorded TV (…) then click Remove. After all, click on OK so that all your settings will be applied in system.

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Then you will have what you want. ;)

 

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  6. Joseph says:

    Pinning is one thing; what I’d like is to add it to the start menu’s right side items, where Computer, Documents, Pictures, and so forth is. That’s where I automatically look when I’m going directly into a folder for something.

    • ask.nguyen says:

      Yeah, pinning is the fastest way to get you to the door. However, follow your issues, I proposed SOLUTION 2 that allow you to add to Start Menu’s right side items. Hope this will make you happy.

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