The blender shortcut says it's pinned to start as shown in the photo, It's pinned

but when actually looking through the start menu or the Windows search, it's nowhere to be found.

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    $\begingroup$ I think this is an issue with your operating system, not blender. $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Nov 16 '16 at 16:48
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not a question about Blender $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Nov 16 '16 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ everything else works, blender doesnt $\endgroup$ – snipers500 Nov 25 '16 at 20:39
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because It's not about blender but about configuring the OS $\endgroup$ – user1853 Nov 30 '16 at 8:04

To solve this problem you can copy the blender shortcut and go hit the WindowsKey+R or search for Run. Next type %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and hit enter. Then a folder will open, just paste the shortcut into the folder and it should show up in your search bar. Next time please ask questions as such on https://superuser.com/

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  • $\begingroup$ it's already there, and it only did it for blender so I posted it here. next time ill post it there, thanks! $\endgroup$ – snipers500 May 28 '17 at 1:08
  • $\begingroup$ sorry for accepting this answer so late, it happened again and I found this post, so I followed these steps and it worked. I don't know why it didn't work for 2017 me. $\endgroup$ – snipers500 Aug 29 '19 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ No probs, I'm glad it worked for ya :) $\endgroup$ – Grimlock Aug 30 '19 at 19:05

This has probably happened as you downloaded the ZIP file instead of the Installer(.msi) file. If you download the installer instead it will put the icon into the menu and you will be able to search for it.

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