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Windows 7: Add the Downloads Directory to the Start Menu

Open the Start Menu and right click on any empty area.

right click properties

 The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window comes up. Click Customize.

start menu customization

 Scroll about half-way down the Customize Start Menu window. Under the Downloads category select Display as a Link.

downloads display as a link

 Click OK to save and exit the Customize and Properties windows.

okay button

 All done! The Downloads folder is now added to the Start Menu.

downloads in the start menu

If you liked this, check our guide on changing where the Taskbar shortcut to Windows Explorer opens.

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