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Windows 7: Why do my "pin to Windows Explorer" items disappear after a few weeks?

07 Sep 2010   #1
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Why do my "pin to Windows Explorer" items disappear after a few weeks?

If I drag a folder to the taskbar, I am given the option of pinning that folder to Windows Explorer (on the taskbar). However, after about a couple of weeks or so, the folders that I've pinned to Windows Explorer no longer appear on the list of pinned items when I right click on the Windows Explorer folder on the taskbar. I then have to re-pin those folders, only to have them disappear from the list after a couple of weeks. Why does this happen? Is there a way to keep those folders pinned permanently?


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07 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Did you click on the task bar and select lock?
Lets see if that works.
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07 Sep 2010   #3
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

No I didn't. I'll give it a try to see if it works.
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07 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

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Wish you luck
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14 Sep 2010   #5
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well, I tried the lock taskbar thing. But the pinned items disappeared after a few days. I think what I'm referring to is what's known as a "jump list". And apparently for some reason that "jump list" resets itself after a certain amount of time. I need to find a way to prevent the list from resetting itself.
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14 Sep 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The default # of jump list items is 10. But you can change that in "Customize Start Menu" - via start orb properties.
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