How to Add Steam Games to the Windows 10 Start Menu (2015)

Adding steam games to the windows 10 start menu isn’t as easy as you may think. You cannot pin a regular steam shortcut to the start menu but with this method, it’s not really too complicated.

1. Right click on the game you want to be in the start menu and click “Create desktop shortcut”.

2. Hover your mouse over the newly created shortcut and write down the numbers at the end (these numbers are the app id for the game).

3. Create a new shortcut directing to
“C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteam.exe” -applaunch 4000

The first section is the location that steam.exe is located in quotation marks.
The second section tells steam to launch an app.
The third section is the app id.

4. Right click that shortcut you just made and click “Pin to start”.