Add a batch file to Windows 8 Start Menu

Okay – maybe I’m old school, but I still find batch files useful, so it’s annoying (one of many annoyances) that in Windows 8 you can’t pin them to the new start menu.

Well, fortunately, Flavien Charlon has the answer. Put a shortcut to your batch file in %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

You should then be able to add it from ‘All Apps’ on the start menu.

That’s one annoyance dealt with. Sadly, Windows 8 seems to have plenty more.

“I got 99 problems but a batch ain’t one”