How to Backup and Restore Start Menu Pinned Items in Windows 11 or 10?

In Windows 10/11, you can pin items in the start menu. You can create a backup of the start menu items for the future. It’s helpful when these pinned items remove accidentally then you can restore them easily.

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If you want o create backup of start menu pin items then this rise windows article will help you on how to Backup and Restore Start Menu Pinned Items in Windows 11 or 10.

How to Backup Pinned Items of Start menu for the Current User Account in Windows 11/10?

To backup pinned Start menu items for the current user account, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, launch the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

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Step 2. Next, copy and paste the following and hit Enter key on the keyboard to access the LocalState folder:-

%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState

Step 3. In the LocalState folder, you will see a start.bin file containing your pinned Start menu items. Copy this file and keep it in a separate folder on your PC.

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That’s it.

Now you can restore successfully backup of pinned items in start menu.

How to Restore Pinned Items of Start menu for the Current User Account in Windows 11/10?

To restore pinned Start menu items for the current user account, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly , open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. After that, copy and paste the following and hit Enter key on the keyboard to access the LocalState folder:-

%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState

Step 3. Then ,under the LocalState folder, delete or rename the start.bin file.

Step 4. Next , paste the start.bin file from your backup in the LocalState folder.

That’s it.

Now, you can see the changes.

How to Backup Pinned Start Menu Items of a Particular User in Windows 11/10?

To backup pinned Start menu items of a specific user in Windows 11 or 10,do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Then, type the following and hit Enter key on the keyboard to access the LocalState folder:-

C:\Users\ENTERUSERNAMEFOLDER\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState

Note: Please replace ENTERUSERNAMEFOLDER with the actual folder name for that specific user. You can find the folder name for a particular user by navigating to the C:\Users path.

Step 3. After that, copy the start.bin file from the LocalState folder and keep it in a safe place.

How to Restore Pinned Start Menu Items of a Particular User in Windows 11/10?

To restore pinned Start menu items of a specific user in Windows 11 or 10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Then, type the following and hit Enter key on the keyboard to access the LocalState folder:-

C:\Users\ENTERUSERNAMEFOLDER\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState

Note: Please replace ENTERUSERNAMEFOLDER with the actual folder name for that specific user. You can find the folder name for a particular user by navigating to the C:\Users path.

Step 3. Then, delete the start.bin file from the LocalState folder. After that, paste the start.bin file from the backup to the LocateState folder.

Step 4. After that, restart File Explorer or your computer to see the changes.

That’s it.

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