To access your ABE-project from the DeskTop or the Start Menu (or any submenu of it as well) you can creare a shortcut to the project. Use the Create Shortcut item of the Project menu to open the Shortcut wizard.
You are able to create a shortcut of two types:
'Open the Project' . Double-clicking the shortcut of this type in the Windows Explorer or selecting it in the Start Menu causes starting the ABE and opening this project. If you click the right mouse button on the shortcut, the available items of the context menu appeared are 'Open with ABE' and 'Create backup'.
'Create a backup'. Double-clicking the shortcut in the Windows Explorer or selecting it in the Start Menu starts creating a backup of project's included files immediately.
So, the first type is preferable for large and seldom backup projects, and the last one is good for small and frequent ones.