How to Fix Missing Pin to Start Option

If your context menu does not contain the Pin to Start option, you can fix it using any of the following methods:

Method #1

Type gpedit.msc in the Windows 10 Run Box and then press Enter.

Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar. 

Double click “Start Layout.” 

Select Not Configured and click OK.

Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar. Do the rest of the above steps.

Please go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar. 

Double click “Prevent users from customizing their Start Screen.”

Select Disabled and click OK. 

Restart your computer.

Method #2

Open Windows 10 Registry Editor. I suggest that you backup the Registry before proceeding.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer.

In the right pane, find NoChangeStartMenu and delete it.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer.

On the right pane, locate NoChangeStartMenu and delete it.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Explorer.

Look for LockedStartLayout in the right pane and delete it.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Explorer.

Look for LockedStartLayout in the right pane and delete it.

Restart your PC. 

That’s all.

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