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Windows 7: Can't pin documents to Acrobat icon on taskbar

23 Sep 2010   #1
JonEP

Vista
 
 
Can't pin documents to Acrobat icon on taskbar

Hi, I hope someone can help me. My Acrobat icon on the taskbar no longer allows pinning of documents, and no longer displays recently used documents upon mouse-over. All the other icons (word, excel, etc.) are working well. Any ideas?

Thanks.


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23 Sep 2010   #2
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Have you tried unpinning and repinning?
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23 Sep 2010   #3
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Acrobat is really buggy. Install Foxit Reader instead and that will solve all your problems!
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27 Sep 2010   #4
JonEP

Vista
 
 

Hi, thanks for the replies.

Regarding Foxit Reader, I'm using acrobat, not adobe reader, and I'm very happy with Acrobat as a program, with the exception of this problem.

Regarding pinning and unpinning: I unpinned the acrobat icon from the taskbar, then re-pinned. The problem persists: when I drag a specific pdf onto the icon, a small popup displays the message "Pin to Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro." After dragging and dropping, however, it is not possible to access that document by right-clicking on the Acrobat Icon. Rather, there is no display of "Pinned" and "Recent" documents at all (although for my other programs these lists do exist and work properly).
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28 Sep 2010   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You may have to take the drastic action as mentioned below. It's not really drastic unless you really, really care about the content of your current jumplists (they'll rebuild themselves as you go back to using the files again).

To get to the place where you can delete the current jumplists in order to reset them, type (or copy and paste) each of the following into your Start Menu search bar and then press "Enter" on the keyboard after pasting each (don't try to paste both and then hit enter ):

%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

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You'll get an explorer window showing the contents:

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Delete the contents of each and all of your jumplists will start over, perhaps fixing the glitch you have encountered.

Oh, CCleaner, if you have it, will empty these folders when this option is selected:

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It is possible to figure out which program is associated with each jumplist entry by examining the contents with a text viewer. One can also look at the date modified entry and deduce quite closely as well.

I found this list a while ago that correlates a few of the *.*Destinations-ms files to the program with which they belong:

74d7f43c1561fc1e Media Player
1b4dd67f29cb1962 Explorer
5afe4de1b92fc382 Welcome Center
28c8b86deab549a1 Internet Explorer
918e0ecb43d17e23 Notepad


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